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2015 City Election Information - Updated March 13, 2015
Polling Locations

The city election is to be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.  The specific polling places are as follows:

  • District 1: Wesleyan Church of Newark, 708 W. Church Road
  • District 2: Newark Senior Center, 200 White Chapel Drive
  • District 3: N/A
  • District 4: VFW Post #475, 100 Veterans Lane
  • District 5: N/A
  • District 6: N/A

Need help identifying your district? View the Election Polling Places application here!

The City of Newark Election Polling Places application helps citizens locate their election polling place and obtain information about current elected officials. To locate a polling place, simply click on the map or enter an address in the search box. The polling place and respective voting precinct will then be highlighted on the map and information about the polling place and elected officials displayed in two tabs along the bottom of the map.

A form of identification will be required of all voters.  For absentee ballots, please contact the City Secretary's Office at (302) 366-7000.

Filed Candidates for the 2015 Election for District 1 (two year term):
  • Joseph Charma
  • Mark Morehead
  • Willard (Will) Webber (Withdrawn as of March 13, 2015)

Filed Candidates for the 2015 Election for District 2 (two year term):
  • Todd Ruckle
  • Glenn Schmalhofer

Filed Candidates for the 2015 Election for District 4 (two year term):
  • Margrit (Marge) Hadden
  • Ronald Walker

The filing period for all districts has now closed.

Voter Registration
*** To vote in the April 14, 2015 election, you must be registered by Monday, March 23, 2015. ***

Requirements to Vote
  • You must be at least 18 years old by Election Day.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must have established residency in the city for at least 24 days prior to the election.

Any individual who is registered to vote with the State of Delaware at a residence within the corporate limits of the City of Newark is eligible to vote. If you are unsure if you are registered, please call the City Secretary’s office at (302) 366-7070 and a staff member can look up your registration.

Request an Absentee Ballot
You can request to have an absentee ballot be sent to your home. To request an absentee ballot for city elections, fill out this form and send to the City Secretary's Office at:

City of Newark
City Secretary's Office
220 South Main Street
Newark, DE 19711

You may stop by the office between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, where you may vote in person and have your ballot notarized.

Absentee ballots for all districts up for election are now available. All absentee ballots must be returned to the City Secretary’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. the day of the election.

More Information
If you have specific questions about city elections, you may call the City Secretary's Office at (302) 366-7000. For further information, you may call the New Castle County Department of Elections at (302) 577-3464. 

Election Calendar
February 9, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - Deadline to file to run in the April 14, 2015 election for Districts 1, 2 & 4.

March 23, 2015 - Deadline to register to vote in the April 14, 2015 election.

April 14, 2015 - Election Day; Deadline to submit absentee ballots to the City Secretary's Office at 5:00 p.m.

April 21, 2015 - Organizational meeting and swearing in of new Council members.