Election Information

**** As part of the sixth amendment to the State of Emergency the Governor postponed all municipal elections. At their meeting of May 26, 2020 the Mayor and City Council voted to set the election date based on the Board of Elections recommendation. The election will be held July 18, 2020.  Voter registration will end on July 6, 2020 prior to Election Day.  We will provide updates as they are available.  We are accepting voter registration forms electronically and by mail.****

Applications for absentee ballots will be mailed to all registered voters.  

The 2020 Annual Election will be held on Saturday July 18, 2020 from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm at Lewes City Hall, 114 E. Third Street, Lewes DE 19958 in Council Chambers. 

The Annual City of Lewes Municipal Election is held on the Second Saturday of May starting at 8:00 am until 6:00 pm and shall be in compliance with the applicable provision of 15 Del. C. § 7501, et seq.

QUALIFIED VOTERS

Voter Registration Forms are now being accepted via e-mail and mail. Please send a copy of the completed form with a copy of your driver’s license to election@ci.lewes.de.us or CIty of Lewes, P.O. Box 227, Lewes, DE 19958.

(City of Lewes Charter Section 7)
A qualified voter must be 18 years of age by the date of the Annual Municipal Election and shall be a citizen of the United State and a citizen of the City of Lewes and must be registered in the Books of Registered Voters of the City of Lewes.  For the purposes of qualification, a citizen of the City of Lewes shall be deemed in included any persons who is a qualified voter of the State of Delaware and is a bona fide (full-time) resident of the City of Lewes.

No person shall be registered upon the Books of Registered Voters unless he will have acquired the qualification to vote in the Annual Municipal Election for the year in which he registers. A person shall be required to register only one (1) time, however, if the registered voter fails to vote in two (2) consecutive annual elections, his name shall be removed from the Books of Registered Voters and notice be sent, to the last address on record by registered mail with a return receipt advising that his name has been removed and it will be necessary to register again to vote in the next annual election.