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NEWS
August 19, 2010
The deadline to register for Maryland's Sept. 14 primary election is Aug. 24 at 9 p.m. A voter application sent through the mail must be postmarked by that day. People unsure if they're registered to vote can check at http://www.mdelections.org or contact the Washington County Board of Elections at 240-313-2050.
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NEWS
By LINDA DUFFIELD | August 7, 2010
Here it is, the second week of August. That means Maryland's primary election is 37 days away. On Sept. 14, voters will be asked to decide which Republican and Democratic candidates in contested races will advance to the Nov. 2 general election. During primary balloting, voters will select the candidates who will face each other in November for the 6th Congressional District and U.S. Senate seats, as well as those who will square off for governor. The primary also will narrow down the fields of Washington County Commissioner and Washington County Board of Education candidates, as well as those running for the state Senate and House of Delegates.
NEWS
July 20, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Deputy county clerks in the Berkeley County Voter Registration office worked the phones Tuesday to line up poll workers and make sure polling locations would be available for the special primary election for the U.S. Senate seat. The Aug. 28 Saturday election posed concerns that churches and other facilities might not be available because of special events such as weddings, according to chief deputy clerk Bonnie Woodfall. As of Tuesday afternoon, Woodfall said she didn't know of any poll locations that needed to be changed.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | May 12, 2010
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Jefferson County Commission member Jim Surkamp Wednesday blamed his defeat in Tuesday's three-way Democratic primary on third-place votegetter Ruth McQuade, who siphoned votes from him. "Ruth McQuade's campaign took votes from me and Paul Taylor was thus elected," Surkamp wrote in the first line of a two-line conciliatory e-mail Wednesday. Taylor won with 1,280 votes followed by Surkamp with 926. McQuade ended the day with 922 votes in a primary that drew only 4,678 voters, or 14 percent of Jefferson County's 34,000-plus eligible voters.
NEWS
May 11, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- Turnout for the primary election apparently has been dampened by the rainy weather conditions. Berkeley County Clerk John W. Small Jr. said Tuesday afternoon that he initially expected 25 to 30 percent of the county's registered voters would to go to the polls on Tuesday given contested races for State Senate, County Council and school board. But Small has since lowered that projection to about 15 percent and indicated that the number of ballots could be even lower.
NEWS
May 11, 2010
Jefferson County Commission Democratic primary x-Paul Taylor 1,280 votes James Surkamp 926 votes Ruth McQuade 922 votes x-Wins nomination With 32 of 32 precincts reporting State Senate 16th District Democratic primary John Unger 4,482 votes Pat Murphy 2,004 votes Note: Top votegetter advances to general election With 91 precincts reporting, including all 32 in Jefferson...
NEWS
May 4, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- City of Martinsburg offices will be closed Tuesday in observance of West Virginia's primary election, according to a news release from the city. Normal business hours will resume May 12. Garbage usually picked up Tuesday will be picked up Wednesday and service will return to normal May 13. Recycling collection will not be affected, according to the release.
NEWS
May 3, 2010
Editor's note: As part of our coverage of the May 11 primary election, The Herald-Mail will run question-and-answer stories with the 12 candidates running for three open seats on the Berkeley County (W.Va.) Council. They began Monday, April 26, and conclude Monday, May 3. The Republican and Democratic parties in the May 11 primary election for Berkeley County (W.Va.) Council each will be nominating three candidates from three magisterial districts for three open seats on County Council (formerly County Commission)
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