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By JENNIFER FITCH | November 7, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Tuesday's voter turnout in Franklin County, Pa., started stronger in Chambersburg than the southern portion of the county, officials said. That partially could be attributed to the Chambersburg mayoral race between Democrat Peter Lagiovane and Republican Robert B. Wollyung, Deputy Chief Clerk Jean Byers said. Voters had to be in line at the polls by 8 p.m. to cast a vote in the municipal election. With all of the county's 74 precincts reporting Tuesday night, 26 percent of the county's 83,930 registered voters had cast ballots, according to unofficial election results.
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by DAVE McMILLION | June 7, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - A little more than 11 percent of Jefferson County's 32,377 registered voters have cast early votes in the county's casino table games referendum, which will be decided in an election Saturday, county voting officials said Wednesday. Early voting for the games started at the Jefferson County Courthouse May 18 and ended at 5 p.m. Wednesday. At the close of business Wednesday, 3,631 ballots had been cast, exceeding other early vote totals in previous elections in the county, according to Jefferson County Clerk Jennifer Maghan.
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May 6, 2007
Nathaniel Laye, a fifth-grader at Cascade Elementary School, won the grades 4-5 age division in the "Design an Easy Picture Book" contest sponsored by the Washington County Free Library during Natonal Library Week. Nathaniel's winning book was titled, "In My Yard," and depicted scenes from his yard. As one of the winners, his book has been sent to a publishing company to be professionally bound into a book. Winners were announced April 16. A reception honoring the winners was held April 19 at the central library in Hagerstown.
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by BOB MAGINNIS | March 18, 2007
Some years ago, a consultant working on the marketing of downtown Hagers-town asked me what I felt the biggest obstacle to progress there was. In a nutshell, I said that it was tendency to remember the downtown of the past and avoid it in the present because it would never agaian be the glorious, bustling center of commerce that it once was. In other words, the memory of what downtown once was was preventing people from seeing what it...
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | March 8, 2007
ANNAPOLIS - Voters would have to show identification cards at the polls, under a bill heard by a Maryland House committee Wednesday. Currently, Maryland law says election judges must confirm a voter's identity by asking for his or her date of birth, then comparing it to a registry. A bill sponsored by Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr., R-Washington/Allegany, would force voters to present "a voter notification card, a driver's license, or an identification card issued by the Motor Vehicle Administration" to an election judge.
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by ERIN JULIUS | November 8, 2006
Less than half of Washington County's registered voters cast ballots Tuesday. Unofficial results show that 37,779 votes were cast, a voter turnout of 47.37 percent, according to Dorothy Kaetzel, Washington County election director. After absentee ballots are counted, the turnout number will go up slightly, Kaetzel said. Kaetzel said she does not expect turnout to reach more than 50 percent. Washington County has 79,760 registered voters. Most of the absentee ballots will be counted Thursday.
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by DON AINES | November 7, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Republicans, Democrats and independents in the 90th House District will choose today between a pair of Republicans to represent them in the General Assembly for the next two years. The race between Patrick E. Fleagle and Todd A. Rock likely will be the most competitive and closely watched local one in Franklin County. It might also provide dj vu for Republican voters, who had Fleagle and Rock on ballots in their May primary. Fleagle, a nine-term incumbent, lost the GOP primary to Rock by 111 votes, but he received more Democratic write-in votes to ultimately become the Democrats' nominee.
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by DAVE McMILLION | November 7, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The debates over how local population growth should be managed and how statewide issues such as tax reform and how higher teacher salaries should be addressed will come into focus today as voters head to the polls to decide which candidates they feel will best deal with the challenges. Voters in the three Eastern Panhandle counties will get the chance today to cast ballots in races for county commission, state lawmaker and U.S. Congress. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. In the county commission races, the campaigns have dealt largely with population growth and how it should be managed in coming years.
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by JOE PALAZZOLO / Capital News Service | September 13, 2006
When the power went off Tuesday morning at Maranatha Brethren Church - the 18th precinct polling place with 11 Deibold machines - voters never suffered. Election judge Herman Long, who lives next to the church, simply lugged over his generator, which kept the machines operating until around 2:15 p.m. when crews repaired a damaged power line nearby. The machines' battery backups supported them until Long got the generator running. Not that a four-hour power outage would have affected the turnout much anyway, Long said.
NEWS
by TERRY HEADLEE | July 30, 2006
Mark down these four dates on your calendar - Aug. 16-17 and Oct. 18-19. Starting at 7 p.m. each night, there will be a local candidates forum at Kepler Theater at Hagerstown Community College. For those of you who can't make it to the theater, don't worry - it also will be broadcast live by Antietam Cable. There also will be complete coverage in the next day's Herald-Mail newspapers, as well as on our Web site at www.herald-mail.com . For the first time in recent memory, the League of Women Voters of Washington County, Hagerstown Community College, Antietam Cable and The Herald-Mail Co. will join forces to present the candidates forums.
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