A number of local elections happen this year, including in Bridgeville where residents will select three of the town's five commissioners. Important deadlines for that election are coming up soon.
The election is set for Saturday, March 5, from noon to 7 p.m., the town says. Seats up for a vote are District 1 (currently held by Marlene Saunders), District 2 (held by Tom Moran) and District 3 (held by Bruce Smith).
The deadline to file as a candidate is Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. Candidates need to be U.S. citizens, at least 21 years old, not convicted of a felony, and to have lived in Bridgeville for at least a year before election day. They also need to have been registered voters in Bridgeville at least a year before the election, and live in the district they want to represent. You can find a map of the districts here. Candidates need to file a written letter of intent with Commission President Tom Carey or secretary Marlene Saunders by the deadline.
For their part, town voters need two separate voter registrations: with the state, and with the town of Bridgeville. They must be U.S. citizens, 18 years old, and have lived in town at least 30 days before the election. Residents can register to vote until Feb. 23 at the town hall on 101 N. Main St., Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They can only vote for the candidate in their district.
Contact the town of Bridgeville with questions at 302-337-7135.