By Jean A. Flanagan
Voters in the state of West Virginia will go to the polls on Saturday, Oct. 7 to decide if the Legislature can issue and sell bonds to be used for the improvement and construction of state roads.
Governor Jim Justice signed a proclamation on Wednesday, June 28, setting the date for the special election.A full description of the bond issue can be found in the Legal Section of this week’s Examiner.
The last date to register for the special election is Monday, Sept. 18.
Early voting begins Friday, Sept. 22 and goes through Wednesday, Oct. 4.
The Hardy County Commission met in special session on Friday, June 30 to approve a change in polling places for two locations.
[private] “The Hardy County Public Library is under construction and the Old Fields Baptist Church is not available,” said Hardy County Clerk Gregg Ely.
The commission approved the Duffey Memorial United Methodist Church and the Hardy County Courthouse as alternate polling places for Precincts 14 and 16 respectively.
The commission also approved 112 poll workers and two emergency absentee ballot commissioners.
Ely said the special election will cost the county approximately $20,000, including the cost of paying poll workers, however, the counties will be reimbursed by the state for the costs.
“If the governor had waiting until the May Primary, it wouldn’t have cost anything additional,” he said.