South Bethany - Solicitation of Candidates

The Town of South Bethany has openings for three seats for Council
Members and one seat for Mayor. These seats are for a two (2) year
term. Applications to run in the upcoming 2014 election are being
accepted until 4:30 p.m. April 9, 2014. 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 or Mayor shall be
a natural person at least twenty-one (21) years of age, a 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.
d. Additional requirements for Mayoral candidates: A
candidate for the office of Mayor shall qualify as a "resident" of the
town, as that term is defined in § C-6A (1) (d) [3] of the Town of
South Bethany Charter, at the time of the election. The Mayor shall
remain a resident of the town throughout his/her term of office.
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 24, 2014. 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 23, 2014. 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 24, 2014.
CP 20140307 1T