NOTICE OF SOLICITATION OF CANDIDATES
2023 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 22, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The term of office for the following seats will expire in May 2023:
Councilperson - Two Year Term Beginning May 1, 2023 - First Ward
Councilperson - Two Year Term Beginning May 1, 2023 - Second Ward
Councilperson - Two Year Term Beginning May 1, 2023 - Third Ward
Councilperson - Two Year Term Beginning May 1, 2023 - 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. 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. Arrangements can also be made for times outside normal office hours.
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 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 21, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.
Any individual who is registered to vote in the State of Delaware at a residence within the City of Milford limits is eligible to vote. A separate registration is still required at Milford City Hall for qualified Non-Resident Property Owners. Those registered non-residents who own property in more than one ward, and are registered in multiple wards, must declare which ward they wish to vote in by Tuesday, February 21, 2023. The deadline for new qualified voters to register to vote in this municipal election is Thursday, March 23, 2023, 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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