MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A registered member of the Democratic Party was given a Republican primary election ballot on the first day of early voting, apparently by mistake, Berkeley County Clerk John W. Small Jr. said Friday.
"We're still looking into it," Small said Friday.
Small said his office contacted Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Jean Games-Neely about the situation and also has been in communication with West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant's office.
The voter, Ann Bradshaw of Martinsburg, did not alert poll workers of the apparent mistake on Wednesday and didn't contact Small until Thursday morning, Small said.
After hearing her concerns, Small said he allowed her to cast a provisional ballot in the Democratic Party's primary.
The Berkeley County Commission, which will convene as the county's election canvassing board, will decide whether Bradshaw's ballot and other provisional ballots cast in the election will be counted, but not until after the May 11 primary, according to state code.