TOWN OF SOUTH BETHANY
NOTICE OF SOLICITATION OF CANDIDATES
Charter §C-5 Town Council
The South Bethany 2020 Election will be held at Town Hall, 402 Evergreen Road, South Bethany, Delaware on Saturday, May 23, 2020, from 9am – 3pm.
One (1) Mayor and Three (3) Town Council Members shall be elected. All seats are for a two-year term. Terms will begin on May 30, 2020.
Applications for Candidacy are available beginning March 9, 2020, and must be filed no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Applications are available at Town Hall, via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (302) 539-3653.
General qualifications. A candidate for the office of Town Councilmember or Mayor shall be:
- a natural person at least twenty-one (21) years of age;
- a citizen of the United States;
- otherwise qualified to vote at the annual municipal election as provided in Charter §C-6A;
- shall not have been convicted of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude;
- Must be eligible to serve as a “Resident” or “Nonresident” member, as noted below.
Mayor. In addition to the above, a candidate for the office of Mayor shall qualify as a “resident” of the Town, as that term is defined in Charter §C-6A(1)(d)(3) and shall remain a resident of the Town throughout his/her term of office.
Town Councilmembers (3 vacancies). The Town Charter provides that at least four of the seven members of the Town Council (which includes the Mayor) must be residents of the town, but all may be residents of the Town. Based upon the current composition of Town Council, and the Mayor’s residency requirement, each of the three (3) Councilmember seats up for election may be filled by either a Resident, or a Nonresident freeholder.
Please see Charter §C-5(2)(a) and (b) for definitions of and qualifications to serve as “Resident Members” and “Nonresident members.” Any questions regarding status or qualifications should be directed to the Town Manager on or before April 8, 2020.
Each Councilmember shall continue, throughout his/her term of office, to be either a resident or nonresident freeholder as described above.
Sections C-5 and C-6 of the Town Charter may be found at https://www.ecode360.com/8879203
Information regarding Town Council and other matters regarding the Town may be found at https://southbethany.delaware.gov
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