Slaughter Beach Delaware

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Town Election Information

Town election information for 2019 – No Election


The Town Slaughter Beach has 2 seats on the Town Council up for election this year.  The seats of  Becky Craft and Harry Ward are up for election – each seat has a term of two years.  If more then 2 people file a Letter of Intent than a Town election will be held on Saturday July 6. at the fire hall. Polls will be open from 8:00 AM until 12 Noon. 2019 Notice of Solicitation

Two letters of intent to run were filed with the Town for the two seats up for election.  Becky Craft and Harry Ward submitted their letter of intent so they will retain their seats on Council.


Town Council Qualifications

If you are interested in running for a Council seat, and provided you meet the qualifications, you will need to file a Letter of Intent with the Town.  The forms can be obtained from the Town by calling (302) 424-7659 or emailing You can also download a copy here: 2019 Candidate Affidavit

A Notice of intent to seek office, including an affidavit that the candidate meets all the qualifications for office, shall be filed by 5:00pm on May 31st at the Town’s offices located at 357 Bay Ave., Slaughter Beach.


Voting Information

Polling location is at the Memorial Fire Company at Slaughter Beach, 357 Bay Ave. in the first floor meeting room. Voting hours are from 8am to 12 noon.   Voter qualifications can be found here: Election Voter Qualifications  along with the information/ID you should bring to the Polling Place.


Absentee Balloting – More information will be posted should an election be held

New this year is absentee balloting. It is very important that you follow the instructions for obtaining an absentee ballot; otherwise your vote will not count. (Absentee ballot instructions to be posted) You will have to submit a voting affidavit prior to obtaining an absentee ballot. You can obtain the affidavit either by calling the Town, emailing the Town, or can download a copy here:  Absentee ballot affidavit.
If you request an absentee ballot, you must use it to vote. You will not be permitted to vote by machine on the day of the election.

Other Information

2019 Slaughter Beach Board of Elections