UPDATED – 7/18/20 9pm – There will be two new faces on the Lewes City Council. Andrew Williams won the most votes in Saturday’s municipal election with 634. Tim Ritzert was second with 497. They will take over the two seats on the council when they are sworn in on Monday, August 10th. City officials say ahead of the election, 453 registered voters were added to the rolls. With the option to vote absentee because of the coronavirus – 739 absentee ballots were turned in and 290 voters turned out to cast an election-day machine vote – voter turnout was over 68%.
Two positions on City Council are up for grabs in Saturday’s Lewes Election.
Voters may vote in person at Lewes City Hall between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
City Council incumbents Fred Beaufait and Dennis Reardon are trying to withstand three challengers: Kay Carnahan, Tim Ritzert and Andrew Williams.
City Manager, Ann Marie Townsend, reports over 630 absentee ballots have already come in, compared to about 108 for the Lewes election in 2016. Absentee ballots also must be received by the city by 6:00 p.m. Saturday.