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2021 Water System Improvements Referendum Election

01/16/2021 at 08:00 AM
Location: Goshen Hall
Address: 116 Federal Street

2021 WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS REFERENDUM ELECTION NOTICE

 

The Town of Milton will hold a Water System Improvements Referendum Election on Saturday, January 16, 2021.  The referendum will be held at Goshen Hall, 116 Federal Street, Milton, Delaware, between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.

 

The purpose of said referendum is for the Town to borrow funding for water system improvements which is water main replacement under Atlantic Avenue, portion of Chestnut Street (from Front Street to Coulter Street), and portion of Atlantic Street. The Town has received approval for the $1,670,000.00 (Interim interest only payments with 100% principal forgiveness at construction completion) from the State of Delaware. Term of such loan is an interest rate of 2% and a 20-year term. The source of funding is the State of Delaware Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

 

QUALIFICATIONS TO VOTE:

By reference, Town Charter Section 33(a)(5) incorporates 15 Del. C. 7554, which states:  At the said special referendum, every non-resident property owner owning property within the Town of Milton, including those who have placed their property in a revocable trust, shall have one vote. Further, every partnership or corporation owning property within the Town of Milton shall have one vote. Notwithstanding how many properties are owned by a single non-resident property owner, partnership or corporation, only one vote will be allowed for each such non-resident property owner, partnership or corporation. In addition, every person who shall have attained the age of eighteen (18) years on the date of the special referendum and who shall be a citizen of the United States and a bona fide primary legal resident of the Town shall have one vote. Under no circumstances shall a single eligible person or entity be allowed to enter more than one vote, even if such person or entity shall qualify to vote under more than one of the applicable criteria. The said votes may be cast either in person or by absentee ballot.

Persons appearing to vote shall present proof of identity and address. The 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. Personal recognition by a majority of the Election Officers in the polling place can attest to a voter’s identity and address.

 

ABSENTEE BALLOTS

Those qualified to vote pursuant to the Town Charter and unable to come to the election polls on January 16, 2021, must complete an affidavit prior to receiving an absentee ballot.  The completed affidavit must be received in Town Hall by noon on Friday, January 15, 2021.

 

Absentee ballots can be mailed to those who have completed an affidavit through January 8, 2021. If the ballot is needed after January 8, 2021, the requestor must come to Town Hall and pick up the ballot. All absentee ballots must be received by the Election Board by the close of the election polls at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021.