Solicitation of Candidates


The city of Lewes will be accepting applications for candidates to run in the May 2019 election for the seat of MAYOR for a 3-year term

Application will be accepted starting March 1, 2019 at 9:00am. The last day to file is Thursday April 4th at 4:30pm.
Persons interested in becoming a candidate for the 2019 election must file a Candidate Filing Form with the City Manager indicating their desire to become a candidate for Mayor. 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.  This form is available on the City’s website, or by coming into Lewes City Hall.
  • 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 11, 2019;
  • 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.

If you are interested and meet the requirements as set out by the City Charter, please come to Lewes City Hall at 114 E. Third Street, Lewes DE to complete the attached form.  
2019 Candidate Filing Information Packet