General Townsend Elections and Voter Information

Annual municipal elections for the Town Council are held on the first Saturday in May each year. Voting is held at Townsend Town Hall from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Unofficial results are announced following the election.

Three Town Council member seats are up for election on the odd years, and two Town Council member seats are up for election on the even years. 

Once the newly elected Council is installed every year, their first task is to vote on which of them will serve as Mayor until the next election.

The Town Council shall have the power to declare no election in the event that only one candidate is available for each election position within the Town.  Additional information follows:

Voter Qualifications:

Every person who shall have reached the age of eighteen years, who is a citizen of the United States, and who resides within the Town limits and/or who can prove ownership of property within the corporate limits of The Town of Townsend shall be entitled to vote at the annual municipal election, special elections and referenda, except as otherwise provided in the Town’s Charter and in accordance with Title 15, Chapter 75, §7554 of the Delaware Code.

Voter Registration:

To be eligible to vote in Town elections, any resident or property owner within the corporate limits of the Town of Townsend must be registered to vote in the State of Delaware. If you are not registered to vote you can register online at:  

**For additional information or assistance on how to register to vote, please contact the New Castle County Department of Elections Office by calling 302-577-3464 or visiting

Ways To Vote:

You may vote by either of the following:

In person, at the Town Hall, located at 141 Main Street, Townsend, DE 19734 on the date and during the times established and posted by Town Council


By Absentee Ballot, which may be requested by contacting Town Hall at 302-378-8082 or  Please ensure that you receive confirmation that your request was received.