Del.: Special election Saturday, March 5; results will impact cannabis legalization effort

Mar 02, 2022

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Be sure to get out and vote if you live in the 4th House district! 

A special election is being held on Saturday, March 5 to fill a vacancy to replace former Representative Gerald Brady in the 4th House District (Wilmington).

The outcome of the special election is critical in determining the fate of legalization. HB 305 — a bill to legalize, regulate, and tax cannabis for adults — is currently waiting to be considered by the full House of Representatives. The winner of the special election will be a key vote on the bill on the House floor.   

Democratic candidate Bud Freel has pledged to support HB 305, while Republican candidate Ted Kittila has said he does not plan to vote for the bill.

Early voting is already underway and will continue through Thursday, March 3, 2022 at the Carvel State Office Building from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Carvel State Office Building
820 North French Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
Voting Area: Mezzanine (Floor 2)

If you plan to vote on Election Day, you can do so from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. at your assigned polling place.

We need a supermajority (25 votes) for HB 305 to clear the House of Representatives. Don’t miss this opportunity to help get legalization across the finish line this year!  Then, spread the news to friends and family in Wilmington!

State legislative special elections tend to have very small turnouts, so it’s crucial to turn out.