EASTERN PANHANDLE - In West Virginia, voters on Tuesday will be able to cast ballots in the U.S. presidential race between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain, and make choices in a large number of local and state races and on some issues.
Among the local choices is whether Berkeley County voters want to increase the size of the Berkeley County Commission from three to five seats.
Also, Berkeley County Commissioner Steven Teufel, a Republican, will attempt to defend his seat from Democrat Anthony J. "Tony" Petrucci and Mountain candidate Klaus Heitmann.
Democrat Kenny Lemaster Jr. will meet Republican Carlton "Cootsie" DeHaven in the race for Berkeley County sheriff.
In the 52nd District House of Delegates race, Del. Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, will face Democrat Mike Roberts of Hedgesville, W.Va.
Also in Berkeley County, eight candidates are chasing five open county magistrate positions.
In Jefferson County, voters can choose between Democrat Patricia A. "Patsy" Noland and Republican Frank Kubic for the Kabletown district seat on the Jefferson County Commission. In the race for the Harpers Ferry district seat on the commission, the choices are Republican Melodie Williams, Independent Paul L. Ashbaugh and Democrat Lyn Widmyer.