Dewey Beach sets municipal election schedule

Persinger, Riordan terms expire in September
July 11, 2018

Two town commissioner seats are up for grabs in Dewey Beach’s municipal election set for Saturday, Sept. 15.

Terms for Commissioners Gary Persinger and Courtney Riordan expire in September 2018. At press time, Persinger had not yet decided if he will run; Riordan could not be reached for comment.

The deadline for candidate filing and voter registration is 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16. 

Eligible voters must be registered to vote, 18 years of age or older who are bona fide residents, property owners, property leaseholders for more than five years provided the lease is recorded with the Sussex County Recorder of Deeds or a settler/creator and trustee of a valid trust that is the owner of real property within city limits.

Eligible voters may vote by absentee ballot before the election or by voting machine on election day.

Absentee affidavits will be available starting Monday, July 30, in Town Hall, 105 Rodney Ave. Absentee voting takes place in town hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27 to Friday, August 31; Tuesday, Sept. 4 to Friday, Sept. 7; and Monday, Sept. 10 to Sept 13. Absentee voting ends at noon, Friday, Sept. 14. 

Weekend absentee voting will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, and Saturday, Sept. 8, in Town Hall.

The election will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, in the Dewey Beach Lifesaving Station, 1 Dagsworthy Ave. For more information, call Dewey Beach Town Hall at 302-227-6363.

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