2021 ELECTION NOTICE
The City of Lewes will hold its Annual Municipal Election on
Saturday, May 8, 2021
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Lewes City Hall
114 E. Third Street
Two City Council seats are open (3-year terms each)
Candidates for City Council
[15 Del. C. § 7501, et seq.]
Voter Registration -- last day to register 4.23.2021 by 4:30 pm
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 email@example.com or City of Lewes, P.O. Box 227, Lewes, DE 19958. If you do not have a driver's license, please call 302-645-7777 x 108 to find out about alternative means of voter identification.
Special Saturday Voter Registration: City Hall Window will be open April 17, 2021 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm for voter registration.
(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.
A voter who cannot make it to the polls on May 8th can request an absentee ballot for voting. The absentee application is attached HERE or can be obtained from the City Hall Window. The application can be returned to City Hall either by the Window or email but must be returned by May 7th at noon. Once the slate of candidates is know (April 13, 2021) the requested ballots will be mailed out as requested. The ballots are due back no later than 6:00 pm on May 8th. See the attached FAQ's if you have more questions.
BOARD OF ELECTIONS