Election Board Members

About the Board


AUTHORITY: Section 1002.2, Newark City Charter; Chapter 10, Sec. 10-2, City Code.

MEMBERSHIP: Seven members.

APPOINTMENT: Appointed by Council, with one member being appointed from each of the six districts and one at-large.

TERM: Three-year terms.

PAY: $180 for each registration and Election Day.

RESTRAINTS: Each member shall be a citizen of the United States and shall have resided within the geographical boundaries of the City for one year next preceding his appointment. Mayor and Members of Council shall not be eligible for appointment to the Board.

BOARD REPORT RE­QUIREMENTS: Certification of the results of the election to each person elected and to the Council.

FUNCTIONS: Conducts all elections and referendums.

Has full power and authority to make and adopt rules to carry out the purposes of the Code, the Charter, and the Constitution and laws of the State of Delaware.

Shall establish guidelines which shall enumerate the duties of the Board and election officials and the procedures for implementing them.

Any member of the Election Board shall be deemed qualified to administer oaths as required by the provisions of the Code regarding absentee registration and absentee voting.

MEETINGS: The Board shall meet annually by the last Saturday in January and organize by electing one of its members president.

Election Board - Membership (Three-year term)


  • Sydney Goldberg
    113 Panorama Drive
    Newark, DE 19711
    Phone: 366-8771 (H)
    At-Large
    Term Expires: January 15, 2019 
  • Gordon Hendry
    8 Hayden Way
    Newark, DE 19711
    Phone: 456-1656 (H)
    District 6
    Term Expires: January 15, 2019 
  • Roberta Sullivan
    228 Orchard Road
    Newark, DE 19711
    District 4
    Term Expires: January 15, 2020
  • Richard Sylves
    12 South Wynwyd Drive
    Newark, DE 19711
    Phone: 345-6876 (C)
    District 1
    Term Expires: January 15, 2021
  • Laura Meredith
    50 Fremont Road
    Newark, DE 19711
    Phone: 738-5054 (H)
    District 5
    Term Expires: January 15, 2020 
  • Dean Moore
    44 Hawthorne Avenue
    Newark, DE 19711
    Phone: 368-1552 (H)
    District 2
    Term Expires: January 15, 2021 
  • Edward H. Wirth
    427 Arbour Dr.
    Newark, DE 19711
    Phone: 368-4332 (H)
    District 3
    Term expires: January 15, 2019 
For further information, please call the City Secretary's Office at 302-366-7000.