South Bethany accepting candidates for 2017 council election

Three South Bethany Town Council seats will be up for election in this spring. Candidates may now submit applications to run for the office. The election will be Saturday, May 27. Candidates must register by Wednesday, April 12, at 4:30 p.m. Each seat carries a two-year term. The seats are currently held by Wayne Schrader, Carol Stevenson and Frank Weisgerber.

Candidates must be a natural person; at least 21 years old; never convicted of a felony or crime of moral turpitude; and meet the other requirements of an eligible voter.

Voters do not need to pre-register. They must be at least 18 and a U.S. citizen and have one of the following qualifications: resident (on election day and for at least nine months, consecutively or non-consecutively, out of the previous 12 months); a freeholder (named on the deed or as trustee for 90 consecutive days immediately preceding election day); or spouse of a freeholder (even if not named the deed). There are eight voters maximum per property when those voters are voting as a “freeholder” or “freeholder spouse.”

Absentee voting will be available, if enough candidates file so that an election is held.

Applications and details are available by calling (302) 539-3653, emailing or visiting Town Hall, 402 Evergreen Road in South Bethany.