Slaughter Beach Delaware

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Town Election Information

Town election information for 2020

There will be no Town election this year. The seats of Kathy Lock, Bob Wood, and Gary Plescia were up for election and they were the only ones to file letters of intent.

The Town Slaughter Beach has 3 seats on the Town Council up for election this year. The seats of Kathy Lock, Bob Wood, and Gary Plescia are up for election – each seat has a term of two years. If more than 3 people file a Letter of Intent than a Town election will be held on Saturday July 4th at the fire hall. Polls will be open from 8:00 AM until 12 Noon.

Election Notice of Solicitation of Candidates 2020


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: 2020 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 June 5th 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. The election is held on the first Saturday in July. 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

It is 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:  Affidavit for Absent Ballot Town of Slaughter Beach 2020.  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.

Due to Covid-19 the State of Delaware has made some changes to the Affidavit for Absentee Ballots.  They no longer need to be notarized and they are allowing anything related to Covid-19 to fall under the sick and disabled category.  This includes self-isolating and social distancing. Additional information can be found in the Absentee Ballot Affidavit Instructions. Affidavit Instructions 2020


Other Information

Board of Election Members: 2020 Board of Elections