Notice of Solicitation of Candidates

 

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NOTICE OF SOLICITATION OF CANDIDATES

City of Milford 2016 Municipal Election

Filing Deadline for 2016 City of Milford Municipal Election

The City of Milford Annual Election will be held Saturday, April 23, 2016. The term of Office for the following seats will expire in May 2018:

                Office of Mayor – Two Year Term Beginning May 2, 2016

      Councilperson – Two Year Term Beginning May 2, 2016 – First Ward

      Councilperson – Two Year Term Beginning May 2, 2016 – Second Ward

      Councilperson – Two Year Term Beginning May 2, 2016 – Third Ward

        Councilperson – Two Year Term Beginning May 2, 2016 – Fourth Ward

In accordance with the City of Milford Charter, not less than sixty (60) days prior to the Annual Election, all candidates for office shall file a nominating petition, stating the name of the candidate and the office for which he/she is nominated.  Mayor petitions shall be signed by not less than ten (10) registered voters in the City of Milford; Council petitions shall be signed by not less than ten (10) registered voters residing in the ward in which the Candidate resides.

 

Candidate Packets and Nominating Petitions can be obtained Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the City Clerk’s Office at Milford City Hall, 201 South Walnut Street, Milford, Delaware.  Please call in advance to schedule an appointment.

Qualifications for a person filing for office are as follows:

(1) Citizen of the United States of America;

(2) Bonafide resident of the City of Milford;

(3) Office of Mayor-continuously resided in the City of Milford for two years preceding the day of the election;

Office of Council-continuously resided in the Ward for which he/she is seeking election for one year preceding the day of the election;

(4) A qualified voter in the City of Milford;

(5) At least eighteen (18) years of age as of the date of the election;

(6) Nominated therefor;

(7)   Criminal background check provided from the State Bureau of Identification and Federal Bureau of Investigation showing entire criminal history record;

(8) No felony convictions or crimes involving moral turpitude.

The filing deadline to file for the Office of Mayor or City Council is Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

Only registered voters listed on the City of Milford Voter Registration List are qualified to vote in this election.  The deadline for registering to vote in this municipal election is Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 4:30 p.m..

Those voting by absentee ballot should call the City Clerk’s Office to be put on a list to obtain an affidavit for absentee balloting.

Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 302-424-3712 to verify your voter status and for any other information.

Posted 12/23/15

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