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2017 Election Results

Election Results 2017

Council President: 4-Year Term  – Linda Ratchford

Council Members: 4-Year Term – Mike Quaranta 

Council Members: 4-Year Term – Michael M. Platt

Council Member: 2-Year Term – Valarie Windle Leary

City Treasurer: 4-Year Term – Janet E. Carlin

City Clerk: 4-Year Term – Brian Whitaker

2017 Candidates List 03/20 Final The Election for City offices is held on the second Saturday in April every other year.

The date of the 2017 City Election is Saturday, April 8th.
Voting will take place at the New Castle Senior Center, located at 400 South Street from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

2017 Notice of Election Poster

Seats up for election in 2017 are:

  • City Council President (4 year Term)
  • Two Council Seats (4 year terms)
  • City Council Seat (2 year term), (fulfilling the remainder of Councilperson Vannucci’s term.)
  • City Treasurer (4 year term)
  • City Clerk (4 year term)

Offices to be Elected and Candidates

Council President: 4-Year Term

– John A. Di Mondi – Linda Ratchford


Council Members: Two 4-Year Terms One 2-Year Term*
(*The candidates getting the two highest number of votes will fill the two full-term Council seats and the third highest vote-getter will fill the remaining two years of  late Councilperson Vannucci’s term.)

Vote for up to Three

– Bill Blest – Victor L. Bryson III – Daniel Bungy
– John W. Cochran – Phil Gross – Valarie Windle Leary
– Somasunderam Padmalingam – Teel Petty – Michael M. Platt
– Mike Quaranta – William A. Robinett

City Treasurer: 4-Year Term

– Janet E. Carlin


City Clerk: 4-Year Term

– Brian Whitaker


To obtain an Absentee Ballot, contact the Absentee Ballot Clerk, Diane Delgado at 322-9804, or in person at 220 Delaware Street, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Affidavits for Absentee Ballots will be available from the City Office, during normal business hours, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning March 1st.

Added dates and times when Affidavits for Absentee Ballots and State Voter Registration will be available at the City Office are: Thursday, March 30th from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 1st from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. *State Voter Registration is available at the City Office during normal business hours; the deadline to register to vote in the April 8th Election is Monday, April 3rd.

April 7th at 12 noon is the deadline to request an affidavit for Absentee Ballots from the City Administration office, 220 Delaware Street.

April 7th at 4:30 p.m. is the deadline for Absentee Ballots to be turned in to the City Office. Absentee Ballots may also be brought to the polling place on the day of the Election.

For election questions and/or comments, contact City Board of Elections Co-Chairs
Marianne Caven at 302-588-7410 or Rick Pennell at 302-328-3447.

Qualifications to Vote in the Election (from the New Castle City Charter):

At any municipal election of the City of New Castle all individuals who shall have attained the age of eighteen 18 at the time of the election who shall have been a resident of the City of New Castle for thirty 30 days preceding said election shall be entitled to vote provided however that said person is otherwise qualified to register to vote *and has registered to vote as required by the Election Laws of the State of Delaware 15 Del C Chapter 75 five 5 days prior to said election. The Board of Elections shall decide on the legality of the votes offered.