2017 Solicitation of Candidates


The City of Lewes is accepting filing for candidates for the 2017 Municiapl Election for two (2) Council seats for three (3) years each from March 1 through April 6, 2017.

Persons interested in becoming a candidate for the 2017 election must file a Candidate Filing Form with the City Manager indicating their desire to become a candidate for Councilperson. Five or more persons qualified to vote in the Annual Election may file the name of a candidate provided the candidate gives his or her written consent. 
  • Must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Delaware;
  • Must have been a qualified voter of the City of Lewes for at least one (1) year prior to May 13, 2017;
  • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age;
  • Have not been convicted of a felony;
  • Each of the candidates for Mayor or City Council person must continue with said qualifications to hold office, and the failure to have any of these qualifications during his/her term of office shall create a vacancy in the office.
Attached is a filing packet which includes  a 2017 Candidate Filing Form and information from the Delaware Dept of Elections regarding campaign financing.
DOWNLOAD: Candidate Filing Form & Information Packet