HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Write-in candidate Charles Mason was declared the mayor of Hedgesville on Monday night following a canvass of the June 6 election results in which eight provisional ballots were allowed.
Mason picked up five more votes from the canvass, giving him a total of 42 votes in his race against Dennis Donaldson, according to information from Terri Miskovsky, who won in a close race for town recorder.
Donaldson received two more votes in the canvass, giving him a total of 40 votes, Miskovsky said.
There were 15 provisional ballots in the election.
Provisional ballots are ones recognized by poll workers as possibly having incorrect paperwork, although people who cast them are allowed to vote.