Slaughter Beach Delaware

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Town Election Information

Town election information for 2022 – Canceled

There will be no Town Election this year, 3 seats were up and only 3 letters of intent were filed.

The three Town Council seats held by Acting Mayor, Bob Wood; the Vice Mayor position – currently open; and the Treasurer, Joanne Plescia all expire this year. Each seat is for a term of two years. If you are interested in running for office, please file a Notice of Intent with accompanying affidavit at the town office located at 357 Bay Ave. Please request a form by either calling (302) 424-7659 or by emailing townofslaughterbeach@comcast.net. The deadline for filing is Friday, June 3, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. If more than one person files for each open seat, an election will take place on July 2, 2022, at the fire hall – polls will be open from 8:00 AM to 12 noon.

To be an eligible candidate for Town Council you must:
• be 21 years of age or older
• never have been convicted of a felony or any crime involving moral turpitude
• have been a citizen of the United States since June 30, 2021, and since June 2, 2022, have been either domiciled in Slaughter Beach or a freeholder (property holder) in Slaughter Beach.

Candidate Filing Form & Instructions:

Candidate Filing Instructions 2022

SB Candidate Filing Form 2022

Notice of Solicitation of Candidates for Town Council May 14, 2022

The Town of Slaughter Beach has three seats on the Town Council up for election this year. Each seat has a term of two years.
Anyone desiring to run for one of these three seats must file a Candidate Filing Form stating their intent to seek election to the Town Council. Candidate Filing Forms may be obtained from the Town by calling (302) 424-7659 or emailing townofslaughterbeach@comcast.net. Candidate Filing Forms can also be found on the town website www.slaughterbeach.delaware.gov. Candidate Filing Forms shall be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 3, 2022, at the Town’s office located at 357 Bay Avenue, Slaughter Beach, and no Candidate Filing Forms will be accepted after this deadline.
To be an eligible candidate for Town Council you must:
• be 21 years of age or older
• never have been convicted of a felony or any crime involving moral turpitude
• have been a citizen of the United States since July 2, 2021, and since June 2, 2022, have been either domiciled in Slaughter Beach or a freeholder (property holder) in Slaughter Beach.
An individual wishing to vote by absentee ballot must request an absentee ballot by filing a affidavit of qualifications with the Town no later than 12:00 p.m., on June 30 (which may be obtained by calling (302) 424-7659 or emailing townofslaughterbeach@comcast.net. For those affidavits received prior to 12:00 p.m. on June 23, 2022, the Town will mail out absentee ballots. For affidavits received after 12:00 p.m. on June 23, 2022m the individual filing the affidavit will be responsible for picking up the absentee ballot from the Town in person.

                                                             ELECTION VOTER QUALIFICATIONS

                                                                       Pursuant to §3.5 of the Town Charter

Any person shall be qualified to vote who, on the date of the election:
1. Is a United States citizen
2. Has attained eighteen (18) years of age
3. Has, for a period of not less for a period of not less than thirty (30) consecutive days immediately
preceding the date of the election has been either:
(a) a freeholder in the Town (a ‘FREEHOLDER’ shall be deemed to include any natural person*
who holds title of record either in his/her own name or as trustee to a fee simple estate or to a
life estate, in and to real property located within the Town boundaries)
OR
(b) domiciled in the Town. (‘DOMICILED’ shall mean physically residing in that place where a
person has his/her true, fixed, and permanent home and principal establishment, and to which,
whenever he or she is absent, that person has the intention of returning; provided however, that
absence from one’s place of domicile for some temporary purpose shall not terminate that
domicile so long as the intention to return to that place remains fixed, certain, and constant during
the period of physical absence).
* Please note that if property ownership is held in an LLC, corporation, or other similar artificial entity, the
property is not held by a “natural person” and individuals with an ownership interest in the LLC,
corporation, or other similar entity would not qualify to vote as freeholders but could still qualify to vote if
they are domiciled in town.
The most recent Sussex County Property Tax records available as of May 1st shall be considered proof of
address for all individuals identified in those records as Slaughter Beach property owners
(FREEHOLDERS.) A Supplemental List of Property Owners will be created for those property owners not
on the Sussex County Property Tax records who can provide the Town with proof of address. The Sussex
County Property Tax Records and the Supplemental List of Property Owners shall be available for review
by property owners in Slaughter Beach. The records will be available at the Annual Town Meeting on
June 6th, the regular Town Council Meeting on June 8th, and on the Town’s website after June 12th, and at
the Town Office every Saturday in June from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm (noon.) Property owners may also
submit a request to the Town via telephone or electronic mail to ascertain whether or not they are listed
on the Sussex County Property Tax records or the Supplemental List of Property Owners. All individuals whose names are on the Sussex County Property Tax records or the Supplemental List of Property Owners will be required to provide proof of identity to vote at the election. Individuals whose names do not appear on the Sussex County Property Tax records or the Supplemental List of Property Owners will be required to provide proof of identity and proof of residence or ownership at the time of voting.
According to the Delaware State Code, the identification shall be 1 or more of the following items that individually or together show the identity and address of the person:
1. A current State of Delaware driver’s license or ID card;
2. A uniformed service ID card;
3. Another current photo ID issued by the State of Delaware; U.S. Government; the voter’s employer, high school or higher education institution;
4. A current utility bill, bank statement, credit card statement, a paycheck or pay advice, or another type of bill or statement;
5. A lease or sales agreement; and/or
6. Any other documentation that a person can reasonably and commonly accept as proof of identity and address.
OR
Personal recognition by a majority of the Election Officers in the polling place can attest to a voter’s identity and address.

 

      Absentee Ballot Request Instructions

Absentee Ballot Request Instructions An individual wishing to vote by absentee ballot must request an absentee ballot by filing an affidavit of qualifications with the Town. An affidavit to request an absentee ballot is available on the Town of Slaughter Beach website at townofslaughterbeach@comcast.net, found under the election on the Government tab. It may also be requested by sending an email to townofslaughterbeach@comcast.net , a request in writing to the town at 357 Bay Ave., Slaughter Beach DE 19963 or by telephone at (302) 424-7659. For those affidavits received prior to 12:00 p.m. on June 23, 2022, the Town will mail out absentee ballots. For affidavits received after 12:00 p.m. on June 23, 2022, the individual filing the affidavit will be responsible for picking up the absentee ballot from the Town in person. Absent ballots maybe picked up until 12:00 noon on July 1, 2022. General Instructions: 1. You must fill out the affidavit prior to receiving your absentee ballot. 2. Affidavits may be requested at any time, but ballots will only be mailed out in the case that an election is needed. If an election is needed ballots will automatically be mailed to those who have submitted affidavits. 3. In the case that there is not an election affidavits will be kept on file, but no ballots will be mailed out. 4. Individuals requesting absentee ballots will not be allowed to vote by machine the day of the election. They are however welcome to drop off their absentee ballots at the polling place prior to the close of polls. 5. Affidavits no longer need to be notarized. Special Considerations for Covid-19 On March 24, 2020, Governor John C. Carney modified his State of Emergency to address elections and Covid-19. His modification states that the term “sick, or physically disabled shall apply to and include any such voter who is asymptomatic of Covid-19 infection and otherwise abiding by CDC and DPH guidelines by exercising self-quarantine or social distancing to avoid potential exposure to (and community spread of) Covid-19, and who herself or himself freely chooses to use such qualifications to vote by absentee ballot.” This order is still in effect.

SB municipal_absentee_application 2022 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Information

Board of Election Members: 2022 BOE