Canvass Finished for Kanawha County Special Levy Election

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A canvass for Kanawha County's Special Levy Election has been completed.

The Kanawha County Commission and the Kanawha County Board of Education met Friday and made up the Board of Canvassers for the Special Levy Election.

The election was held on Nov. 9.

There were 23,401 ballots cast, which is a voter turnout of 17.35 %.

Ballots cast for the levies were 5,569. There were 17,777 ballots cast against the levies.

If passed, the levy would have helped maintain the county's library system, that could now face cuts at the beginning of 2014. Supporters also said the levy would have benefitted Kanawha County Schools, including extracurricular activities.

The certification of the election will take place Thursday, Nov. 21.

Commission President Kent Carper stated, "I am grateful to the County Clerk and her staff, including the poll workers who have worked tirelessly the past couple of weeks to make sure the Election was handled appropriately."

Also during Friday's meeting, the group approved the pay for the poll workers, which totaled $204,408.70.

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