UPDATE: Polls Closed in W.Va. Primary

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

UPDATE 5/13/14 @ 7:30 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Polls are now closed in the West Virginia Primary Election.

Several races are expected to set up more compelling November match-ups, including who will replace retiring Democratic U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller.

Rockefeller will leave the spot open for the first time since 1985.

Republican Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito and Democratic Secretary of State Natalie Tennant will likely advance Tuesday to a general election for that seat.

Democratic Congressman Nick Rahall is expected to move on to a general election fight against Republican state Sen. Evan Jenkins.

The 100-seat state House of Delegates is up for election. A six-seat Democratic majority is in question. However, fewer than half of the 67 districts feature a primary contest.

Seventeen of the state Senate's 34 seats are also on the ballot. Only four seats are contested Tuesday.

In seven counties voters decide whether to allow Sunday hunting.

In Wayne County, voters will decide if they support an $18 million school bond to build a new Ceredo-Kenova Elementary and Crum PreK-8, as well as renovations at Wayne HS.

In Kanawha County, voters will elect three school board members.

Voters in Mingo County will elect a Sheriff, Prosecutor, Circuit Judge, two County Commissioners, a Magistrate, and School Board members.

Click the link to the right to see the latest results as they start coming in.



ORIGINAL STORY 5/13/14 @ 8:30 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP/WSAZ) -- It is Primary election day across West Virginia. Polls opened at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.

Several races are expected to set up more compelling November match-ups, including who will replace retiring Democratic U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller.

Rockefeller will leave the spot open for the first time since 1985.

Republican Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito and Democratic Secretary of State Natalie Tennant will likely advance Tuesday to a general election for that seat.

Democratic Congressman Nick Rahall is expected to move on to a general election fight against Republican state Sen. Evan Jenkins.

The 100-seat state House of Delegates is up for election. A six-seat Democratic majority is in question. However, fewer than half of the 67 districts feature a primary contest.

Seventeen of the state Senate's 34 seats are also on the ballot. Only four seats are contested Tuesday.

In seven counties voters decide whether to allow Sunday hunting.

In Wayne County, voters will decide if they support an $18 million school bond to build a new Ceredo-Kenova Elementary and Crum PreK-8, as well as renovations at Wayne HS.

In Kanawha County, voters will elect three school board members.

Voters in Mingo County will elect a Sheriff, Prosecutor, Circuit Judge, two County Commissioners, a Magistrate, and School Board members.

Low turnout is expected.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest election results.


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