2018 Municipal Election – Voter Registration NoticeDate Posted: Thursday, December 7th, 2017
2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTION
SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2018
TOWN HALL, 115 FEDERAL STREET, MILTON
POLLS OPEN 8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM
Voter Registration Deadline is Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 5:00p.m.
Eligible residents may register at Town Hall Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00p.m. and on Saturday, January 20th and Saturday, January 27th from 9:00 a.m. until noon.
When registering to vote, please refer to the below listed requirements:
Every applicant for registration shall be a qualified voter if such applicant is all of the following:
(A) A United States Citizen who shall have attained the age of eighteen (18) on the day of the election next succeeding the applicant’s registration;
(B) A bona fide primary resident of the Town for at least 30 days on the day of the election next succeeding the applicant’s registration;
(C) Not adjudged mentally incompetent in a judicial guardianship or equivalent proceeding;
(D) Not incapable of voting by reason of violating § 3 or § 7 of Article V of the Constitution of Delaware;
(E) Not incarcerated for conviction of a felony under the laws of Delaware or any other state or local jurisdiction, the United States, or the District of Columbia.
The Identification for registration shall be one (1) or more of the following items that individually or together show the identity and address of the person:
(A) A current State of Delaware drivers’ license or ID Card bearing an address within the territorial limits of the Town of Milton:
(B) A uniformed services ID card;
(C) Another current photo ID issued by the State of Delaware. U.S. Government, the voter’s employer, high school or higher education institution;
(D) A current utility bill, bank statement, credit card statement, a paycheck or pay advice, or another type of bill or statement;
(E) A lease or sales agreement; or
(F) Any other document that a person can reasonably and commonly accept as proof of identity and address.
If voting in person on Election Day, one must present proof of identity and address. Identification shall be 1 or more of the following items that individually or together show the identity and address of the person: a current State of Delaware driver’s license or ID card; a uniformed service ID card; another current photo ID issued by the State of Delaware, U.S. Government, the voter’s employer, high school or higher education institution; a current utility bill, bank statement, credit card statement, a paycheck or pay advice, or another type of bill or statement; a lease or sales agreement; and/or any other documentation that a person can reasonably and commonly accept as proof of identity and address.
At such Annual Municipal Election every person, who shall have attained the age of eighteen (18) years on the date of the Annual Municipal Election and who shall be a citizen of the United States and a bona fide primary legal resident of the Town shall have one (1) vote, provided such person is registered on the “Book of Registered Voters” of the Town of Milton. The Mayor and Town Council shall provide one (1) register to be known as the “Book of Registered Voters” which is to be kept at the office of the Town Manager or designee with an electronic back up at Town Hall. The Book of Registered Voters shall contain the following information for each registrant: The name of the registered voter, the address of the voter, the birth date of the voter, and the date of registration. No person shall be registered upon the Book of Registered Voters unless such person has acquired the required qualifications. A person shall be required to register only one time, unless removed as provided hereunder. The Book of Registered Voters shall be maintained in the office of the Town Manager or designee and shall be conclusive evidence of the right of any person to vote at the Annual Municipal Election. A person may register at the office of the Town Manager or designee during the regular business hours of such office until the close of business of such office thirty (30) days prior to the date of the Annual Municipal Election by completing such forms as may be provided by the Town. At any duly noticed meeting of the Board of Elections, the Board may sit to consider the removal of names from the Book of Registered Voters in cases where there is valid reason to believe a person is no longer a duly qualified elector, such as death or relocation outside the territorial limits. The Board of Elections shall afford the affected voter the full right to be heard at a duly noticed meeting with the right of appeal in all cases, first giving written notice, sent via certified mail, at least 30 days prior to its meeting. All votes offered at the Annual Municipal Election shall be offered in person or by absentee vote submitted in accordance with rules and procedures governing absentee ballots as set forth by Title 15, Chapter 75, Subchapter V of the Del. Code.
Affidavits and Absentee Ballots
A registered voter that is unable to come to the election polls on the day of the election must complete an affidavit prior to receiving an absentee ballot. The completed affidavit must be received in Town Hall by noon on Friday, March 2, 2018.
Once available, absentee ballots can be mailed to registered voters, who have completed an affidavit, through February 26, 2018. If the registered voter needs the ballot after February 26, 2018, they must come to Town Hall and pick up the ballot. All absentee ballots must be received by the Board of Elections by the close of the election polls at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
Posted December 7, 2017 (revised 12/18/17 )