File for Candidacy


The City of Newark will hold its annual municipal election on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The offices for which an election will be held are the office of Council Member for Districts 1, 2 and 4.
 Council Members serve two-year terms.

Any qualified voter of the city who, for a period of at least 15 years next preceding the election has not been convicted of a felony, as that crime is designated by the State of Delaware, and who has resided in the city for at least one year next preceding the election, shall be eligible to hold the office of Council Member. A qualified voter, eligible to hold the office of Council Member, shall mean a person who is a registered voter at the time his/her nominating petition is filed and who resides in the district he/she seeks to represent.

All nominations for Council Member shall be declared by petition which can be obtained in the City Secretary’s Office, 220 South Main Street, Newark. Please contact the City Secretary's Office via email at or phone at 302-366-7000 while the Municipal Building is closed during COVID-19 restrictions to make arrangements to pick up or submit nominating petitions Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Each nominating petition for Council Member shall be signed by the candidate and, in addition, shall bear the signatures of 10 qualified voters residing in the district from which the candidate seeks election.
  Petitions with all requisite signatures must be filed with the City Secretary by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, February 8, 2021 in order to be eligible for candidacy in the April 13, 2021 election.

QUESTIONS should be directed to the City Secretary’s office, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at 302-366-7000.

Newark Election Board


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