Town of South Bethany - Solicitation of Candidates


The Town of South Bethany has three open seats for Council Members. These seats are for a two (2) year term. Applications to run in the upcoming 2017 election are being accepted until 4:30 p.m. April 12, 2017. The applications are available at the Town Hall, 402 Evergreen Road, South Bethany, Delaware 19930 or may be requested by e-mail ( or by calling (302-539-3653).


Candidates for the office of Town Council Member shall be a natural person at least twenty-one (21) years of age, citizen of the United States, and otherwise qualified to vote at the annual municipal election as provided in C-6A as follows:

1. Be a citizen of the United States;
2. Be registered under the Town’s voter registration ordinance (if one is in effect, AND
3. Have been either:
a. A ”FREEHOLDER” (any natural person who holds title of record
either in his/her own name or as trustee to a fee simple estate or
a life estate in and to real property located within the corporate
limits of the Town) for a period of ninety (90) consecutive days
immediately preceding the date of the election
b. A “RESIDENT OF TOWN”(any natural person who has been
physically residing within the corporate limits of the Town for at
least 9 months, consecutively or non-consecutively, of the twelve- month period immediately preceding the date of the election and who is physically residing within the Town on the date of the election).
c. The spouse of a FREEHOLDER, whether their name is on the deed or not,

No candidate for the office of Town Council Member or Mayor shall have been convicted of a Felony or Crime or Moral Turpitude.

Absentee ballots are available for any resident who is not able to vote at the Town Hall on May 27, 2017. Residents who need to obtain an Absentee Ballot by mail should call the Town Hall at 302-539-3653 and an affidavit will be mailed to them. Residents must file the written affidavit with the Town no later than 12:00 p.m. on May 27, 2017. After receipt of the affidavit, the Absentee Ballot will be mailed. If you prefer, or if there is not sufficient time to receive the Absentee Ballot by mail, you may come to the Town Hall between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to complete the affidavit and receive an Absentee Ballot. The Absentee Ballot must be filed with the Town no later than 3:00 p.m. on the day of the Election: i.e. MAY 27, 2017.

CP 20170303 1T