ELECTION BOARD JUDGES
Pat Weisgerber, 148 Anchorage Drive
Brad Gough, 121 Elizabeth Way
Sandra Roberts, 107 Canal Drive
Alternate: John Stephani, 6 N 3rd Street
ELECTION BOARD OFFICERS
Ann Baker, 101 Canal Drive
Christine Keefe, 6 N 3rd Street
Maureen Walker, 144 Brandywine Drive
TOWN OF SOUTH BETHANY
2023 ELECTION CANCELLED
The Town of South Bethany Election, which would have been scheduled for May 13, 2023, has been cancelled. There are three seats open for Council Members for two-year terms. The three seats for Council members were filled by two unopposed candidates. All were qualified by the Board of Elections. The following are declared elected by the South Bethany Board of Elections:
Council Members – Edie Dondero and William “Tim” Shaw
The Town of South Bethany will swear in the two candidates at the Town Council Organizational Meeting to be held at a later date, which will be posted.
TOWN OF SOUTH BETHANY
NOTICE OF SOLICITATION OF CANDIDATES
Charter §6 Municipal Elections
The South Bethany 2023 Election will be held at Town Hall, 402 Evergreen Road, South Bethany, Delaware, on Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Three (3) Town Council Members shall be elected. All seats are a two-year term, to begin on the 2023 Town Council Organizational Meeting.
Applications for Candidacy are available beginning March 3, 2023, and must be filed by close of business at 4:00 p.m. EST on March 23, 2023. Applications are available at Town Hall, via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (302) 539-3653.
Qualifications of Candidates:
Pursuant to the Town Charter:
6.5.1 Candidates for Town Council Member or Mayor shall have been a qualified voter of the Town for at least one (1) year prior to the date of election and meet the following requirements:
(a) Attained twenty-one (21) years of age
(b) A citizen of the United States
(c) Registered under the Town’s voter registration ordinance (if one is in effect)
(d) Has not been convicted of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude.
6.5.3 At least four members of the seven members of Town Council shall qualify as “Residents”* of the Town, pursuant to Charter § 6.31(d)(2) and shall maintain the status of “Resident” throughout their term.
6.5.4 The term of office for each member of the Town Council shall be two (2) years, and no person shall serve more than three (3) consecutive terms as Mayor, effective with terms beginning on or after the Election.
* A “Resident” of the Town is defined by Town Charter as:
Resident. A resident of the Town shall mean any natural person who has been physically residing within the Town corporate limits for at least thirty (30) days prior to any scheduled Town election, and who maintains residency within the Town on the date of election.
Town Council (3 vacancies). The Town Charter provides that at least four of the seven members of the Town Council (including the Mayor) must be residents of the Town, but all may be residents of the Town.
Based upon the current composition of Town Council, each of the three (3) Council seats up for election this year may be filled by either a Resident, or a Nonresident property owner. Each Council member shall continue, throughout his/her term of office, to maintain his or her residency status as described above.