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2022 City of Milford Municipal Election

Filing Deadline of Candidates for City of Milford Municipal Election

 

The City of Milford Annual Election will be held Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The term of office for the following seats will expire in May 2024:

Office of Mayor – Two Year Term Beginning May 2, 2022

Councilperson – Two Year Term Beginning May 2, 2022 – First Ward

Councilperson – Two Year Term Beginning May 2, 2022 – Second Ward

Councilperson – Two Year Term Beginning May 2, 2022 – Third Ward

Councilperson – Two Year Term Beginning May 2, 2022 – 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 their name 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. Special times can also be arranged.  Please call in advance to schedule an appointment as the building is currently closed as a Covid-19 precaution.

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 therefore;

(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 deadline to file for the Office of Mayor and/or City Council is Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

Only residents who are registered voters through the State of Delaware are qualified to vote in this election. A separate registration is still required at Milford City Hall for Non-Resident Property Owners who qualify. This can be accomplished by calling the City Clerk’s Office. Those registered non-residents who own property in more than one ward, must declare which ward they wish to vote in by Tuesday, February 22, 2022.   The deadline for new qualified voters to register to vote in this municipal election is Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

Anyone with questions about the eligibility of a non-resident property owner, or who wishes to be put on a list to obtain an affidavit for an absentee ballot, must call the City Clerk’s Office at 302-422-1111 Ext 1300 or 1303.

 

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