Election Information

Criteria to Run for An Elected Office
In order to be eligible to run for an elected office in the Town of Clayton, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Any person at least 21 years of age
  • Has not been convicted of a felony as that crime is designated by the State of Delaware for a period of 15 years immediately preceding his/her election
  • Be a bona fide domiciliary of the Town of Clayton


Nominations for the Council shall be filed at the Town Office during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  The deadline to file is Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. 




Candidate Forms (required by the State)
 
 
 
Voter Qualifications
 
 
In order to be eligible to vote:
 
  • Be a bona fide resident of the Town of Clayton
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Identification and Proof of Residency is required
 
 
Election and Registration Dates
 
 
The Town of Clayton Election shall be held at the Clayton Town Hall on Tuesday, 
April 26, 2022 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Filing dates start on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 and closes on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. 
 
 
 
Absentee Voter Information Eligibility

In order to be eligible to vote by absentee ballot, registered voters must meet one of the following criteria:
 
  • Sick, temporarily or permanently physically disabled
  • In public service of the U.S. or the State of Delaware
  • An eligible non-resident

                                            or
 
  • Due to the nature of your business or occupation (this includes students and providing dependent care)
  • You are incarcerated
  • You are absent from the district while on vacation
  • Due to the tenents or teachings of your religion

Requests

Absentee ballots may be picked up at the Town Office no later than 12:00 noon of the day prior to the election.  All ballots must be returned no later than the hour of closing of the polls on said municipal Election Day.
 
 
Board of Elections Committee
 
 
Election Board:

Beth Petro, Chair
Kathy Tucker 

Les Bartlett

Cindy Scott

Karen Dias

 

 

Candidates

Ryan D. Paisley
Charles T. Kelchner
Mary DeBenedictis
Carlton Thompson
Sara Poore


 
Election Results:
 

Ryan Paisley                     59

Mary Ellen DeBenedictis  56

Sara Poore                        23

Carlton Thompson           16

Charles Kelchner              12