Posted on: January 29, 2018

Solicitation of Candidates for Town Council


Positions Open:
District 3 council seat with a term of 3 years (April 2018 to April 2021)
At-Large council seat with a term of 3 years (April 2018 to April 2021)

Eligibility Requirements for Mayor and Council:

  1. 21 years of age or older.
  2. A resident of the Town of Smyrna for at least 1 year prior to the election.
  3. Qualified to vote at Town election, which additionally requires a candidate to be a U.S. citizen, never have been adjudged a mentally incompetent person by a court of competent jurisdiction, never have been disenfranchised pursuant to the Delaware Constitution.
  4. Candidates for a representative district council seat must have resided in the district for at least one year.

Procedures for Filing to Run for Office:

Complete the following forms (available at the Town Hall or online):

  1. Candidate Filing Form (Indicate the Term of Office Requested).
  2. Certificate of Intention for School Boards and Offices Paying Under $1000.

Mail completed forms to:

Town of Smyrna

P.O. Box 307

Smyrna, DE  19977

Absentee Ballots:

Individuals qualified to vote in elections who are unable to appear in person to cast a ballot because of being in the public or military service of the United States, being unavoidably absent from the town on the day of the election, due to sickness or physical disability, or as otherwise permitted under 15 Del. C. § 7571, may file with the town a written affidavit requesting an absentee ballot no later than 12:00 noon the day before the election. Affidavit forms are available at Town Hall or on the town website.


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