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OPINION
October 4, 2012
“This is for those people who are commenting about the stadium being built downtown and all the money that's been donated. It would be nice if people would open their eyes to the harsh reality that we have a serious problem with homelessness in this town, and money being donated toward the building of a shelter to house these people who have just been the victims of misfortune and circumstances. I work with them all day long. I know them personally ... appreciative if they would do something to reach out to those people.” - Hagerstown “All the concern about who will become president is a waste of time.
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NEWS
By ROBERT SNYDER | May 10, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. Practice tests throughout the day on new voting machine equipment promised smooth sailing for tallying primary election ballots in Berkeley County, W.Va., on Tuesday, but problems with an optical scan machine ballot tabulator delayed election results for several hours, leaving candidates and supporters alike milling about the Berkeley County Courthouse until almost midnight. Complete but unofficial results were announced a few minutes before midnight Tuesday.
NEWS
November 14, 2000
Canvass begins in Berkeley County By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley County officials held their breath Tuesday morning as the canvass of ballots from the Nov. 7 election began with a small technical glitch. One of the first punch cards through the machine didn't go, reminiscent of Election Night when the county used three machines before completing the count about 12 hours after the polls closed. The problem was later traced to a faulty computer.
NEWS
May 24, 2013
Incumbent Charles Town Councilman Don Clendening won re-election Thursday night by one vote, according to unofficial results. The outcome of the Ward Three race could change once any provisional ballots are counted, according to city officials. Clendening received 192 votes, while Jonathan Wertman garnered 191 votes. In the only other contest Thursday, incumbent Rich Bringewatt easily fended off a challenge from Geary Johns by a vote of 219-143. Incumbent Mayor Peggy Smith, who was unchallenged, received 262 votes.
NEWS
by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 14, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - When Berkeley County residents go to the polls to vote in 2008, there is a real possibility they won't have a ballot box to contend with and fewer poll workers will be needed to tally the results at the end of the night. Acting on information compiled by Berkeley County Clerk John W. Small Jr. and Voters Registration supervisor Bonnie Woodfall, county commissioners Thursday decided to apply for state money to purchase 155 Ivotronic "touch screen" voting machines, which Small and Woodfall said will virtually eliminate the need for paper ballots on Election Day. The purchase would bring the total number of Ivotronic machines to 220. At a cost of $3,100 per machine, Small said in a letter to Commission President Howard L. Strauss that each of the county's 65 precincts could be outfitted with at least two machines for $403,000.
NEWS
BY SARAH MULLIN | May 20, 2002
martinsbrurg@herald-mail.com Steve Teufel maintained a 10-vote lead over James L. Edwards in the race for a Republican seat on the Berkeley County Commission on Friday following the first day of canvassing votes from Tuesday's primary election. Election officials said they expect the official vote count to be completed Monday. Teufel who led Edwards by six votes after Tuesday's election, picked up 12 more votes in the recount Friday, for a total of 1,222. Edwards picked up eight more votes, totaling 1,212.
NEWS
by TRISH RUDDER | December 2, 2004
trishr@herald-mail.com BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A recount of votes in West Virginia's nine-county 15th Senatorial District race has resulted in few changes as Republican challenger Clark Barnes declared victory. The recount was requested by incumbent state Sen. Mike Ross, D-W.Va., after the candidates were separated by 287 votes on election night and by 336 votes after canvasses. After Monday's recount in the nine counties, Barnes was credited with 21,999 votes while Ross had 21,665, according to The Associated Press.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | August 30, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The state's head of elections told Jefferson County officials Tuesday that help will be available to local election coordinators before the Nov. 7 general election to avoid some of the problems that cropped up during last May's primary election. The May primary election was the first time the county used a new paper ballot system and new touch-screen voting machines. The system involved the use of a new ballot counting machine, but officials had problems getting the machine to operate properly in the final hours before the May 9 primary.
NEWS
November 16, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The canvassing of ballots cast for the general election in Berkeley County has produced no changes in contested races, according to a summary report of the official results released by County Clerk John W. Small Jr. U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and state Sen. John Unger, D-Berkeley, each received 63 percent of the vote in their respective races, garnering the largest margins of victory than any other contested race on the ballot, according to the report.
NEWS
January 31, 2002
Election reforms deserve another look The West Virginia House this week gutted a package of Senate election reforms on the premise that an election year isn't a good time to change the voting process. However, few of the changes rejected by the House would confuse voters, so we recommend the two houses work out a compromise. The Senate bill had proposed 14 changes, but the bill left the House Judiciary Committee with just two of those intact. One would allow counties to speed up the changeover to electronic ballot machines, while the other would eliminate a filing fee for write-in candidates.
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