Candidates can register for 2016 FI election


Candidates can now throw their hats into the ring for the 2016 Fenwick Island Town Council election, scheduled for Aug. 6. The three seats up for election are currently held by Gardner Bunting, Diane Tingle and Bill Weistling.

Candidates must register by June 22 at 4:30 p.m. Forms are available at Town Hall.

Candidates must be a U.S. resident; 21 by Election Day; a qualified voter for at least one year prior to the election; either a bona fide resident or property owner in the municipality; and never convicted of a felony.

Official election details will be published by the second weekend in July.

Voters must be registered at Town Hall to vote. Registration is currently open, and forms are available online or by contacting Town Hall. The deadline to register in person at Town Hall is June 30. The deadline to register by mail is July 8.

Eligible voters must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 by election day. Voters can either be a town resident; a non-resident property owner on the deed as of March 1; or the designated voter for an artificial entity (only one per trust or LLC), as authorized by notarized power-of-attorney. Owners of multiple properties still only get one vote.

Absentee voting will be permitted.

The 2016 Board of Election was appointed on May 27: Inspector Audrey Serio, and judges Faye Horner and Carl McWilliams. On that day, the town council also approved removal of about a dozen people from the voter rolls, for reasons including death.

Details of the election are available thought Town Hall, online at www.fenwickisland.delaware.gov, by calling (302) 539-3011, or sending mail to 800 Coastal Hwy.; Fenwick Island, DE 19944.