CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Charles Town's 3,152 registered voters get to pick their next mayor and council members Thursday as polls open at 6:30 a.m.
Polls close at 7:30 p.m. at the city's single polling place at City Hall at 101 E. Washington St.
There are two candidates each for the mayor's job and all four council ward seats.
Incumbent Mayor Peggy Smith has been running hard on her record to keep her job for another four years against a challenge from Robin Huyett Thomas, who is making her first run at elected office.
Thomas has said in campaign literature the city needs a mayor with more creative thinking and planning.
Incumbent Councilwoman Sandra Slusher McDonald is hoping to keep her seat against a challenge from Nancy Shaffer.
Incumbent Councilwoman Amy Schmitt is stepping down from the council, leaving her seat wide open. Two people are running for Schmitt's seat -- Wayne Clark and Chet Hines.