2018 City Election Information - Updated February 22, 2018

Polling Locations

The city election is to be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. The polling places for the election are as follows:

  • District 3 - Aetna Fire Station #7, 7 Thorn Lane
  • District 5 - First Presbyterian Church, 292 West Main Street
Need help identifying your district? View the Election Polling Places application here!
The City of Newark Election Polling Places application helps citizens locate their election polling place and obtain information about current elected officials. To locate a polling place, simply click on the map or enter an address in the search box. The polling place and respective voting precinct will then be highlighted on the map and information about the polling place will appear in a pop-up box on the page. For an instructional video on how to operate the polling place application, click here. The Polling Place application has been updated for the 2018 City Council election.

A form of identification will be required of all voters. For absentee ballots, please contact the City Secretary's Office at (302) 366-7000.


Filed Candidates for the 2018 Election for District 3 (two year term): 
  • Richard Nietubicz
  • Jennifer Wallace
Filed Candidates for the 2018 Election for District 5 (two year term): 
  • Neel Barua
  • Jason M. Lawhorn
  • Lena F. Thayer
Filed Candidates for the 2018 Election for District 6 (two year term): 
  • A. Stuart Markham, Jr.
The filing deadline for all districts for the 2018 Election has closed. As there is only one candidate for District 6 Council member, Mr. Markham will be declared the winner and will be sworn in at the April 19, 2018 Council organizational meeting.

Voter Registration

*** To vote in the April 10, 2018 election, you must be registered by Monday, March 19, 2018. ***

Requirements to Vote

  • You must be at least 18 years old by Election Day.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must have established residency in the city for at least 24 days prior to the election.
Any individual who is at least 18 years old and is registered to vote with the State of Delaware at a residence within the corporate limits of the City of Newark is eligible to vote. If you are unsure if you are registered, please call the City Secretary’s office at (302) 366-7000 and a staff member can look up your registration. You may register to vote through the State Department of Elections here.

Request an Absentee Ballot

You can request to have an absentee ballot be sent to your home. To request an absentee ballot for city elections, fill out this form and send to the City Secretary's Office at:

City of Newark
City Secretary's Office
220 South Main Street
Newark, DE 19711

You may stop by the office between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, where you may vote in person and have your ballot notarized.

Absentee ballots are now available. All absentee ballots must be returned to the City Secretary’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. the day of the election.

More Information

If you have specific questions about city elections, you may call the City Secretary's Office at (302) 366-7000. For further information, you may call the New Castle County Department of Elections at (302) 577-3464.

Election Calendar

February 5, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - Deadline to file to run in the April 10, 2018 election for Council Member in Districts 3, 5 and 6.

March 19, 2018 - Deadline to register to vote in the April 10, 2018 election.

March 20, 2018, 7:00 p.m. - League of Women Voters Candidate Forum at the Newark Senior Center; Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

April 10, 2018 - Election Day Polls open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Deadline to submit absentee ballots to the City Secretary's Office at 5:00 p.m.

April 12, 2018 - Election Board meeting at 5:00 p.m. to certify election results.

April 19, 2018 - Organizational meeting and swearing in of new Council members.