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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | September 17, 2010
A second state election official agreed Friday that Maryland law doesn't let Washington County's Democratic Party put a state Senate candidate on the Nov. 2 ballot. Jared DeMarinis, the Maryland State Board of Elections' director of candidacy and campaign finance, said a party's central committee may fill a "vacancy in nomination" for the general election by Oct. 4. But that only refers to replacing an existing candidate, he said. On Thursday, Roger Schlossberg, the attorney for the Washington County Board of Elections, wondered about the state statute's specificity and clarity.
NEWS
September 6, 2006
Voters in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia will have plenty of decisions to make at the general election on Nov. 7. Here's a breakdown of races by county and state: JEFFERSON COUNTY Democrat Frances Morgan will run against incumbent Jefferson County Commission member Jane Tabb in the Nov. 7 general election. Tabb, who is finishing her first six-year term on the commission, is a Republican. Tabb, 53, of Kearneysville, W.Va., and Morgan, 43, of Summit Point, W.Va.
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by TIM ROWLAND | March 13, 2005
Tuesday was National Women's Day, and Hagerstown Democrats celebrated by elevating all three women on the City Hall primary ballot on to the May 17 general election. Penny Nigh, Kelly Cromer, Alesia Parson - all in. Meanwhile, five guys finished out of the money. There are two women on the Republican side, meaning we could have an all-female council. How cool would that be? Look, we men have had our crack at running things since the nation's birth, and frankly, we haven't done such a bang-up job. Where two men did tangle - in the Republican mayoral primary - we are left with hard feelings all around.
NEWS
by JENNIFER FITCH | May 31, 2006
WAYNESBORO, PA. Voters in the 90th House District are looking at another possible matchup between Todd Rock and Patrick E. Fleagle - this time in the Nov. 7 general election. Rock edged Fleagle in the May 16 Republican primary only to have initial tallies find Fleagle with more write-in votes from Democrats. Fleagle, an 18-year incumbent, has filed to have those write-in votes consolidated in hopes of appearing as the Democratic nominee to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
NEWS
By DON AINES | November 8, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Seventy-four percent of the 83,930 registered voters in Franklin County were no-shows at the polls Tuesday, a figure that is not atypical of off-year elections, according to Election Board figures. In the Motor Voter era, which took effect in Pennsylvania in 1995, the number of registered voters has increased rapidly, but the number of actual voters has increased at a much slower rate. In the four years since the last similar election in the county, the number of people registered to vote went up by more than 9,000.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | June 23, 2011
A change overwhelmingly supported by voters in the last city election will soon take effect in the city of Hagerstown. The Hagerstown City Council amended its charter Tuesday night to move the city's municipal election dates to coincide with U.S. presidential elections — a measure strongly favored by voters on the 2009 ballot. Under the new schedule, the city primary will be held on April 3, 2012, and the general election on Nov. 6, 2012. The charter amendments will take effect on Aug. 10, according to city documents.
NEWS
September 16, 2010
It's not too late. Voter registration in Maryland reopens Sept. 27 and closes Oct. 12. The general election is Nov. 2.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | March 9, 2009
The polls for the City of Hagerstown primary election will be open Tuesday until 8 p.m. Unsure where to vote? Find out by calling the Washington County Board of Elections at 240-313-2050. HAGERSTOWN -- Hagerstown voters will choose a Republican mayoral candidate and five Democratic City Council candidates Tuesday to advance to the general election on May 19. In the Republican mayoral primary, political newcomers Jonathan R. Burrs and Ann Holtzman will try to unseat incumbent Robert E. Bruchey II. The winner of that race will face Democrat David S. Gysberts in the general election.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | September 16, 2010
A state election official said Thursday it's too late for a Democrat to get on the Nov. 2 general-election ballot and challenge Christopher B. Shank in a state Senate race. However, the Washington County Board of Elections' attorney said state law doesn't give clear direction. Hagerstown City Councilman Lewis C. Metzner, a Democrat, raised the idea Thursday and said he'd be interested, if he could, in running against Shank in the general election. Shank received 57 percent of the vote in Tuesday's primary to 43 percent for five-term incumbent Donald F. Munson.
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NEWS
May 21, 2013
Ted Bittinger edged out the competition in the Guilford Township Supervisors' race in the Republican primary on Tuesday. Bittinger, 59, of Stanley Avenue Extended, Chambersburg, was the top vote-getter, garnering 908 of the 1,884 votes cast. Mark A. Bumbaugh got the second highest number of votes at 515. Donald C. Clapper got 301 votes and Chris A. Bender secured 160 votes. Bittinger will move onto the general election in November and face the top write-in candidate on the Democratic ballot since no Democratic candidates were on the ballot.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | February 27, 2013
Peter Dougherty, president of the Jefferson County Board of Education; Steven V. Groh, an assistant county prosecutor, and retired Charles Town Police Chief Louis Brunswick will be interviewed next week by the Jefferson County Commission in the county's quest to replace ousted Sheriff Bobby Shirley. Each will be interviewed Tuesday morning in the commissioners' meeting room below the Charles Town Library. The interviews will be open, but public comment won't be accepted, Commission President Dale Manuel said.
OPINION
By ALLAN POWELL | February 15, 2013
Many of us are familiar with Jeffrey Toobin, a senior legal analyst for CNN who frequently interprets legal events. His sixth book, “The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court,” is further evidence of his skills as an analyst and writer. His mastery of the legal relationship between two giants - the chief executive and the chief justice - is a very good read. While only four years of interaction between two branches of government (complicated by differences with the third branch and public opinion)
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | February 4, 2013
A ruling Monday from the West Virginia Attorney General's office made it official that no special election will be held to find a replacement for former Jefferson County Sheriff Bobby Shirley. The Jefferson County Commission will, by law, have to appoint a Democrat to fill the position until the county's general election in 2014. The winner will fill the remaining two years of Shirley's term, which ends in 2016. A Democrat, he was re-elected to a second four-year term in November. Shirley resigned in January following his guilty plea to a federal civil rights violation.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | January 31, 2013
While no formal vote was taken Thursday, the Jefferson County Commission dropped plans for a special election this year to replace former Sheriff Bobby Shirley, who was forced out of office after pleading guilty in a federal civil rights violation case. Commission President Dale Manuel estimated that it would cost about $200,000 to hold a primary in May followed by a general election in November. The commissioners appointed Jesse W. Jones, Shirley's chief deputy, to serve as interim manager following Shirley's resignation.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | January 10, 2013
Berkeley County's 55.7 percent voter turnout in the 2012 general election came in slightly above the statewide average, according to Secretary of State Natalie Tennant's office. Chief Deputy County Clerk Bonnie Woodfall said Thursday that she expected a good turnout given that it was a presidential election year. The county's heavily contested races for magistrate and sheriff also attracted significant interest, but Woodfall said both major political parties were pushing hard to get people out to vote for president.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | January 9, 2013
Geoff Bricker said one of the reasons he came to Potomac Walk on Wednesday night to meet newly elected U.S. Rep. John Delaney was so he could ask the Democrat why he left the private sector. “He was making millions of millions of dollars,” Bricker said of Delaney's work as a financier. Bricker was among about 140 people who attended the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce welcoming reception for Delaney, who defeated 10-term U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., in the Nov. 6 general election.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | December 20, 2012
Berkeley County Council President William L. “Bill” Stubblefield said at what was his last county council meeting Thursday that his six years in the elected office were “a good ride.” Stubblefield, 72, said he plans to remain involved in the community, but indicated he has no intention to run for another elected office. “I'll take a couple months to rewind,” Stubblefield said after being lauded for his leadership and service at the end of Thursday's regular meeting.
OPINION
By ART CALLAHAM | November 18, 2012
Congratulations to all of the general election winners, and my condolences to those who came up short. I promised a “scorecard” on my votes and the predictions I made concerning this past election cycle. I'll probably add a little commentary along the way. What else would you expect? Not sure that I have “Hall of Fame” numbers, but it is what it is. Starting at the top of the ballot, I choose Mitt Romney during the primary election season as the Republican Party's nominee; however, I predicted Gov. Rick Perry as Romney's running mate, so I'm .500 in the Republican presidential primary season.
NEWS
November 7, 2012
The following are up-to-date election results for some local and U.S. races voted on by Wasington County, Md., residents (Washington County results reflect early voting and 54 of 54 precincts reporting):   U.S. President 1,837 of 1,858 precincts reported statewide; early voting and 54 of 54 precincts reporting in Washington County): Barack Obama, Democrat (i) -   1,488,162 (statewide); 23,282 (Washington County) Mitt Romney, Republican - 898,388 (statewide)
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