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Elections

  • 2022 Election Results:

On March 5, 2022 the Town of Millville held its first Municipal Election since 2009. Thank you to the Board of Elections and the Election Officers who help facilitate the election, as well as the staff who prepared for many hours to make it a success! The results of the 2022 Municipal Election are as follows:

Ronald Belinko          339

Peter Michel               282

Paul Stark                   145

Title 15: Subchapter V Absentee Voting in Municipal Elections Except for City of Wilmington

Structure of Government

Section 4.

The government of The Town and the exercise of all powers conferred by this Charter, except as otherwise provided herein, shall be vested in the Town Council. The Town Council shall be composed of five (5) members, each of whose terms shall be for a period of two (2) years, commencing at the Annual Meeting of the Town Council following his or her election and continuing until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified. One of the members of the Town Council shall be elected Mayor of the Town Council and upon his or her election shall have the title of Mayor of The Town of Millville and shall perform all duties prescribed herein to be performed by the Mayor of the Town of Millville.

Qualifications for Town Council Member

Section 5.

The qualifications for Town Council member at the time of his or her election shall be as follows:

  • A bona fide resident of the United States and of the State of Delaware, and a resident of The Town of Millville for at least ninety (90) days next preceding the Annual Municipal Election: and
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age;
  • Non-delinquent in taxes, utilities, or any other debt to the Town;
  • Not been convicted of a felony; and
  • Not been adjudged mentally incompetent.

Each of the qualifications for Town Council member shall be continuing qualifications to hold office and the failure of any of the Town Council members to have any of the qualifications required by this Section during his or her term of office shall create a vacancy in that Office.

Prior to election or appointment to Town Council, the person must submit an Ethics Form.

Method of Making Nominations for Town Council Members

Section 6.

At a minimum, Title 15 of the Delaware Code shall be followed where applicable. However, certain items in this Section exceed those requirements and are to be followed. Each candidate for Town Council member shall be nominated as follows:

Each candidate shall notify the Town Manager or designee in writing of his or her candidacy for the office of Town Council member. At that time, the candidate shall fill out and file with the Town Manager or designee, the Ethics Form in Appendix B of this Charter.

All such notifications of candidacy, consent to the required background check, and the completed Ethics Form, along with the Certificate of Intention or a Statement of Organization, must be filed with the Town Manager or designee during the regular business hours of the Town on or before the close of business on the first Friday in the month of February; and thereupon it shall be the duty of the Town Manager or designee to have a list of all candidates so filed printed in at least one (1) newspaper of general circulation in the Town of Millville at least fifteen (15) days prior to the date of the said Annual Municipal Election next ensuing; and, in the discretion of the Town Council, the Secretary may post a list of names of all candidates designating the office sought by each candidate in at least five (5) public places in the Town and on the Millville Town website. One of the public places shall be in or outside the Town Hall of the Town of Millville.

The Town Manager or designee shall submit the names of candidates for each office up for election to the Sussex County Department of Elections no later than one (1) business day following the deadlines for the elected positions.

Manner of Holding Annual Municipal Election

Section 7.

The procedure for holding the Annual Municipal Election shall be as follows:

The Annual Municipal Election shall be held at a place designated by the Town Council within the corporate limits of The Town of Millville on the First Saturday in March of each and every year from eleven (11:00) o’clock in the morning, prevailing time, until 8:00 p.m., prevailing time.
 
The Town Manager or designee shall make arrangements with the Sussex County Department of Elections for voting machines to be placed in the polling place prior to the time set forth in this Charter for the beginning of the Annual Municipal Election.
 
Three Council members will be elected in odd-numbered years and two in even-numbered years.
 
The Annual Municipal Election shall be conducted by a Board of Election consisting of an Inspector and two (2) Judges appointed by the Mayor of the Town of Millville with the concurrence of a majority of the members of the Town Council present and voting not later than the last regular meeting of the Town Council prior to the date of the Annual Municipal Election. Alternate Inspectors and Judges shall also be appointed with such concurrence. The Board of Election shall determine who is and who is not lawfully entitled to vote thereat, take reasonable steps to see that the law pertaining to the Annual Municipal Election receives compliance and for the purpose of counting the votes and certifying the result to the Town Council. The Board of Election shall keep a list of all persons who voted at such Annual Municipal Election.
 
 
At such Annual Municipal Election, every person, male or female, who shall have attained the age of eighteen (18) years on the date of the said Annual Municipal Election and who shall be a bona fide resident of the Town of Millville shall have one (l) vote.
 
 
The Town Council may provide for any qualified voter to cast an absentee ballot.
 
In the event that no person files or is nominated for office for which an election is to be held within the time set forth in Section 6 of this Charter, the incumbent shall be deemed to be reelected for a full term and it shall not be necessary to have an election.
 
In the event that only one person files or who is nominated for office for which an election is to be held within the time set forth in Section 6 of this Charter, the person who files or is nominated shall be deemed to be elected for a full term and it shall not be necessary to have an election.