Early voting for Senate Primary
Early voting for the Special U.S. Senate Primary Election begins at County Clerk’s offices across the state this Friday, August 20.
The special election will be held on Saturday, August 28.
Three Democrats and ten Republicans are seeking their party’s nominations to finish the last two years of the term of Senator Robert C. Byrd, who died in June.
The nominees will face off in the General Election on Tuesday, November 2.
Seeking the Democratic nomination are Morgantown businesswoman Sheirl Fletcher, former congressman Ken Hechler and Governor Joe Manchin.
Seeking the Republican nomination are:
Harry Bruner, a Charleston attorney; Kenneth Culp, a retired Summersville accountant; Albert Howard, a Californian who has also run for office in New Hampshire; Frank Kubic of Charles Town, Jefferson County; Lynette Kennedy McQuain of Marion County; John Raese, a Morgantown businessman; Daniel Scott Rebich, a Buckhannon contractor; Thomas Ressler of Falling Waters, Berkeley County; Mac Warner, a Morgantown businessman; and Scott H. Williams, an oil and gas company supervisor from Buckhannon.
Early voting hours
In addition to the Democrat and Republican Primary candidates, Jesse Johnson filed for the Mountain Party nomination. He is unopposed.
Early voting will take place during normal courthouse hours from Friday, August 20 through Wednesday, August 25.
There will be special Saturday hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 21, but no voting on Sunday, August 22.