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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.
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NEWS
May 12, 2010
Voter turnout Berkeley County: 14 percent Jefferson County: 14 percent Morgan County: 17.6 percent Note: Totals are the percentage of registered voters in each county. Totals are complete but unofficial, with all precincts reporting.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 19, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Tuesday is the last day for West Virginia residents to register to vote or change their political party affiliation before the May 11 primary election. Berkeley County's voter registration office at 110 W. King St. in Martinsburg is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. As of April 9, Berkeley County had 60,549 registered voters, including 22,401 Republicans, 22,245 Democrats, 135 Mountain Party members and 223 members of other parties. There were 15,545 people who were not affiliated with a political party, according to Berkeley County Clerk John W. Small Jr.'s office.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | November 3, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Voter turnout across Franklin County, Pa., for Tuesday's municipal elections appeared to be low in the first half of the day. Voters across the county will determine new and returning members of school boards, borough councils and boards of township supervisors. Franklin County Commissioners Chairman Bob Thomas said he visited polls in Chambersburg, Antrim Township and Washington Township by 2 p.m. Washington Township, a municipality with a contested Waynesboro Area School Board seat, had notably higher turnout than the other areas, but Thomas said he expects overall turnout will be lower than the 25 percent he predicted.
NEWS
November 3, 2009
Voter turnout in Franklin County, Pa., during Tuesday's municipal election was about 20 percent in early election returns. In Washington Township's first precinct, 267 voters cast choices for positions like jury commissioner, judge of the Pennsylvania Superior court and constable. However, the most closely watched race in that municipality was the one seat open on the Waynesboro Area School Board. Political newcomers Chris Lind, Bonnie Bachtell and Brenda Lucas were leading in the Waynesboro Area School Board race on Tuesday with only five precincts in the district not reporting.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | November 2, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Polls will be open until 8 p.m. Tuesday in Pennsylvania for a municipal election that will determine new and returning members of school boards, borough councils and boards of township supervisors. Voter turnout for 2007's municipal election was 26 percent in Franklin County. "I am hopeful we'll see 25 percent," said Bob Thomas, chairman of the Franklin County Commissioners. The commissioners serve as the county election board in years they're not running.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | November 1, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Representatives on school boards, borough councils, boards of township supervisors and judicial benches will be chosen Tuesday when voters visit the polls from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. during Pennsylvania's municipal election. In Franklin County, contested races are most plentiful in the Waynesboro, Mercersburg and Greencastle areas. Candidates are running for Waynesboro Borough Council, Waynesboro Area School Board, Tuscarora School Board, Greencastle Borough Council, Greencastle-Area School Board and Antrim Township Supervisors.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | May 19, 2009
o Voter turnout hasn't always been low HAGERSTOWN -- Hagerstown residents headed to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots for mayor, City Council members, and a question on when future elections should be held. Daryl Long said voter turnout in the first 3 1/2 hours at the Washington County Free Library polling place for today's Hagerstown municipal election was already way ahead of the primary numbers. "We had 42 voters by 10:30 a.m.," said Long, a chief judge. "There were only about 70 voters total at the primary -- we're already halfway there.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | May 18, 2009
Polls open today The polls for the Hagerstown city election are open today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Not sure where to vote? Call the Washington County Board of Elections at 240-313-2050. HAGERSTOWN -- Fewer Hagerstown residents turned out at the polls for this year's primary election than in years past. For the city primary in March, 11.8 percent -- or 1,988 -- of the 16,814 registered voters went to the polls, according to statistics from the Washington County Board of Elections.
NEWS
March 17, 2009
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