Early voting continues this week and will end on Saturday. Voting hours are 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. today through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday at the Mason County Courthouse. Early voting will not take place on Monday, Nov. 1.
According to Mason County Clerk Diana Cromley, early voting has gone very well so far.
“We’ve averaged about 100 voters per day. We had 114 voters on Saturday,” she said. “We averaged 41 voters a day for the Primary Election early voting, so we are doing much better... I am very proud of Mason County and hope that voter turnout continues to increase this week.”
Cromley emphasized that any registered voter can take part in early voting.
“It’s no excuse early voting, which means that you don’t have to be gone on election day in order to vote early,” she said.
Local races in this year’s election include the offices of circuit clerk, county clerk and county commissioner. Cromley is up for re-election and is running unopposed. Commissioner Miles Epling also is up for re-election and is running unopposed. In the circuit clerk race, Myra Sargent Doss is challenging incumbent Bill Withers for the position. At the state level, John Yoder and Thomas E. McHugh are running for Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals, while Mike Hall is running unopposed for the State Senator-4th Senatorial District office.
In the 13th Delegate District, incumbents Dale Martin and Brady Paxton are up against Brian (Scotty) Scott. Running for office in the 14th Delegate District are Brian Savilla, Troy Andes and Catherine “Cathy” Lark.
At the national level is the special election for U.S. Senator. Current Gov. Joe Manchin is running for the position against candidates John R. Raese, Jeff Becker and Jesse Johnson. Also at the national level, Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito is up for re-election against candidates Virginia Lynch Graf and Phil Hudok.
The General Election will take place Tuesday, Nov. 2. Polls will be open from 6:30 p.m.
For more information, call 304-675-1997.