Primary Elections Held Tuesday, Sept. 11


On Tuesday, September 11, Delaware voters will go to the polls for the 2012 Primary Elections. Residents of Milford will have two key races on the ballet as they vote for the Republican candidates for State Senate and Sussex County Council seats.

The 18th Senatorial District, which includes most of Milford, has a Republican primary that will occur on Tuesday, September 11 between incumbent F. Gary Simpson and challenger Matthew Opaliski. The winner of the primary will face latecomer to the race Gary Downes as he challenges the Republican winner for the 18th District Senator in the State of Delaware in November.

In the race for the Sussex Council District #2 seat incumbent Sam Wilson is running against challenger John Christensen. The winner of this primary will face off against Democrat Gary Wolfe for the Sussex Council seat in November.

Voting for the Primary Elections in the state of Delaware will occur on Tuesday, September 11. Polls open from 7 am to 8 pm and only registered voters from participating parties may vote. To view where voting will take place for specific individuals visit

Looking forward to the General Election on Tuesday November 6, the last day for individuals to register to vote is Saturday, October 13. Friday, November 2 is the last day the Department of Elections is required to mail absentee ballots for the General Election. Individuals can register to vote by applying with the Department of Elections by mail, phone, in person or online. To be eligible to vote in the State of Delaware, an individual must be a United States citizen, resident of Delaware (proof required), 18 years of age and mentally competent. For more information visit the State of Delaware Department of Elections online at