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City of Rehoboth Beach announces candidates for 2020 election

Monday evening marked the deadline for candidates to register to run for City office, and the filing period closed with seven people vying for office.

Rehoboth Beach (DE): Incumbent Mayor Paul Kuhns, Commissioner Edward Chrzanowski, and Stan Mills are running for mayor.

Two residents and two nonresidents have filed for two commissioner seats in the 2020 race. The two resident candidates are Jay Lagree and Rachel Macha. Hugh Fuller and Patrick Gossett are the two nonresident candidates.

Officials say that the election will take place on Saturday, August 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. “If you are already registered to vote, please note that absentee ballots are available. Ballots will be mailed to everyone who has a request for an absentee ballot form on file.” according to a news release.

Request for an absentee ballot may be mailed to voters requesting them by calling 302-227-6181 ext. 159 or voters may visit www.cityofrehoboth.com/government/elections to obtain a form online.

The City encourages voters to vote by absentee ballot. Due to the current pandemic and concerns about social distancing protocol, if you are unable or choose not to appear at the polling place due to COVID-19, please check “I am sick or physically disabled”.

The deadline for the City to mail ballots is the last Tuesday before the election on August 4.

Ballots must be received by mail or in person before the polls close on the day of the election.

The election winners will be sworn into office at the September 18 regular meeting for three-year terms.

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