Registration Committee (Elections)

established by the Act to Reincorporate

The Registration Committee maintains an accurate record of current voters and conducts elections: the annual Budget Referendum and election of the Board of Assessors; the March election of committees and officers; and other special referendums, such as the confirmation of a trustee. Historically, the committee also counts votes at the Town Assembly.

Click here for Committee Descriptions: full text

This page is maintained by the  Registration CommitteeHere you will find committee meeting dates & minutes and dates of upcoming electionsthe latest election results, plus a list of Town Assembly motions relating to the duties of the Registration Committee. For an explanation of Arden’s election procedures or for past election results, please see our separate page: Election Procedures & Records.

Next Election:
Committees & Officers • March 26, 2018

The Election of Committees and Officers will be held at the Town Meeting on Monday, March 26. Ballots will be distributed at the beginning of the meeting. If you cannot attend the entire meeting, you can still vote at any time during the meeting. If you are unable to attend because you are out of town (or for any of several other reasons), you may vote by Absentee ballot by submitting an Affidavit Request ahead of time. See the Election Procedures & Records page for details. Candidates are still needed for several committees and for Town Treasurer (a paid position). Click here to see a DRAFT BALLOT showing who is running so far. You can read Candidate Statements here. Candidates are invited to post statements that will help your neighbors know who you are and what interests and/or skills you would bring to a committee. To submit a candidate statement, fill out the form here.

Complete Committee List

Click here to go to the current list of committee members and officersFor a brief description of what the committees do and how much time commitment is involved, see “Arden: Here’s How It Works.”

Registration Committee Meetings

The Registration Committee does not hold regular monthly meetings. We meet and discuss committee business immediately before each vote count (March committee elections, fall referendums), to convene the committee within 30 days of the March elections, and as needed to handle other election business. Visitors, observers and helpers are welcome at any of the Arden elections and our occasional meetings, which are posted here and on the bulletin board at the Buzz Ware Village Center.

Minutes of Registration Committee meetings

2017: March 28 | April 8 | Oct 10  
 April 5 | April 10
2015: March 24 | April 7
2014: June 3 | Oct 2
2013: April 11

Minutes are stored at the Village Office at the Buzz Ware Village Center. Minutes which are not available on this website may be accessed during regular office hours by contacting the Registration Committee.


Links to our most recent election results can be found on our Election Procedures & Records page. Results of all elections are stored at the Village Office at the Buzz Ware Village Center and can be accessed during regular office hours by contacting the Registration Committee.

Motions Affecting the Registration Committee

Below is a list of motions, passed by the Town Assembly, which relate to the Registration Committee. For the full text of these motions, see Town Assembly Meeting Minutes and Motions. Any resulting action by the Registration Committee is also noted below.

• Motions prior to 2005 will be posted as the committee works backward through the records. Records not posted on this website are available in the Village Office during office hours.
• Jan 2005 – Sept 2015
3/22/2010 – 12.10.  
In writing the absentee ballot policy, the Regis. Comm. consider methods of increasing participation and introducing candidates.  Action taken: Affidavit requests for an Absentee Ballot are available from the town website and Village office from Jan. 15 each year. Absentee balloting is publicized. Candidates are invited to post statements on a Candidate Statement web page.
  Regis. Comm. to establish an absentee voting procedure for the March Election of Committees and Officers by March 2012. Action taken: Absentee voting in place for March 2012 election of Committees and Officers. Number of absentee ballots cast is noted on all election results.
• Jan 2016 – current
Registration Report (not a motion): 6-month waiting period for voter eligibility eliminated to comply with federal and state law. [Delaware law will be cited here]
9/25/2017.  Communications. The above-cited Delaware law makes an exception for the direct democracies of Arden, Ardentown and Ardencroft. After consultation with the town lawyer, The Village of Arden will return to its previous requirement of 6-months residency for voter eligibility.


Click here to email the Registration Committee.
2017-18 Registration Committee: Cecilia Vore (chair), Barbara Henry, Elaine Hickey, Barbara Macklem, Jan Westerhouse.