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February 5, 2001
Berkeley ends computer dispute with payment By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The 2000 election has finally ended in Berkeley County. The Berkeley County Commission extricated itself from the last remaining entanglement of the sometimes-messy election season late last week when it voted unanimously to settle a dispute with the company that provided ballot-counting machinery. The Commissioners had refused to pay the $6,995 charged by Election Systems and Software, Inc. of Omaha, Neb., because it did not work as it was supposed to election night.
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NEWS
January 8, 2001
Election workers should receive checks this week By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - The last of the workers who helped run the Berkeley County election Nov. 7 should be paid early this week, County Clerk John Small said Monday. Computer glitches and other problems had delayed paying poll workers until mid-December, when Small said about 300 workers would imminently receive their checks. All the poll workers received them at that time, he said.
NEWS
December 14, 2000
Berkeley County delays payment on machines By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The national election may be over, but the aftermath of the election in Berkeley County lingers. The Berkeley County Commissioners Thursday held up payment to the company that rented the county vote counting machines that malfunctioned on election night. The commissioners had to borrow machinery from Jefferson County to complete the count of ballots 12 hours after the polls closed.
NEWS
November 16, 2000
Kids absorb a lot -- especially when we think they aren't listening Teaching your Child | By Lisa Tedrick Prejean "Who's going to be our next president, Mommy?" My 5-year-old son has been asking that question at least once a day for the last week and a half. Each day the answer's been the same: "We're not sure yet. " Perhaps I'll be able to give him a different answer tonight or tomorrow. Election night, he was sure Bush had won. There was so much red on the map, and red was the color used to indicate states that went to the Texas governor.
NEWS
October 29, 2000
Campaign notes 10-30 State doesn't require two votes They're not running mates, but they're running as a team. Confused? You might not be alone. Roxanne Ober and Bernadette M. Wagner are running as a slate for Washington County Board of Education. That means the two are sharing campaign expenses and hope to fill two of the four open seats on the board. But that doesn't mean that you have to vote for both candidates. A total of eight people are running. The top four vote-getters will fill the open seats.
NEWS
October 26, 2000
Berkeley prepares for Nov. 7 vote By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - With a record number of local voters signed up to participate in the Nov. 7 general election, Berkeley County officials struggled Thursday to ensure the counting runs more smoothly than at the primary election in May. "I want to follow the law to a 'T,' County Clerk John Small, who is in charge of running elections, told The...
NEWS
September 5, 2000
Berkeley Co. Commission counts judge ballots again By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - The Berkeley County Commission concluded the fifth counting of ballots in a disputed election for Circuit Court judge Tuesday. Now it will be up to the legal system to decide who won the race between Gray Silver III and David Camilletti. Silver apparently won, but Camilletti contested the results. No results changed by the commissioners' count of ballots sent out to polling places but not used on election day in May. The commissioners could not account for 11 uncast ballots, eight of them from one precinct.
NEWS
September 5, 2000
Fifth ballot counting concluded By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - The Berkeley County Commission concluded the fifth counting of ballots in a disputed election for Circuit Court judge Tuesday. Now it will be up to the legal system to decide who won the race between Gray Silver III and David Camilletti. Silver apparently won, but Camilletti contested the results. No results changed by the commissioners' count of ballots sent out to polling places but not used on election day in May. The commissioners could not account for 11 uncast ballots, eight of them from one precinct.
NEWS
August 30, 2000
More ballots to be counted in W.Va. judge race By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg, MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - The Berkeley County Commissioners have set aside up to five days starting Friday to count more ballots in preparation for a court hearing Sept. 13 over a disputed election for Circuit Court judge. Visiting Circuit Court Judge Alan D. Moats of Taylor County told the county's attorney Wednesday he wants the commissioners to count by Sept. 8 all ballots that were printed but not used in the May election for a new Circuit Court judge.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 20, 2000
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Christopher Baker widened his lead over Ward 1 Councilman Merle "B.I. " Butts from nine votes to 12 Monday during a city election ballot canvass. There are no new ballots left to count, so Baker apparently unseated the 28-year councilman by the slimmest margin of any city race. The City Council during Monday's canvass counted 25 votes that had been challenged during the June 13 election or had come in as absentee ballots afterwards. The council rejected seven other ballots, most because the voters weren't registered in the city.
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