MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A 2 p.m. deadline on Wednesday for candidates in Berkeley County to ask for a recount of the ballots cast in the May 8 primary election passed without any requests, according to Deputy County Clerk Bonnie Woodfall.
The results are scheduled to be certified Monday by the Berkeley County Council convened as the canvassing board for election results, Woodfall said.
This week’s canvass of more than 10,900 ballots cast did not significantly alter the margin of victory for three of the county’s closest races, according to the canvassing board’s declared, but unofficial results.
Sheriff candidates James W. Barbour III and John Orem each gained seven votes after provisional ballots were added to their final tallies, preserving a 25-vote edge for Barbour, according to the results. Barbour received 2,777 votes and Orem 2,751.