What you will see on your ballot in Ohio and West Virginia


Primary election day begins at 6:30 a.m. when the polls open in both Ohio and West Virginia.

Here is a breakdown of some of the big races we will be following today.

In Ohio, Belmont County voters will decide on Belmont County commission.
Six people are running for incumbent Mark Thomas seat. They include democrats Mike Bianconi, Chuck Probst and Angela Hatfield, and repubublicans Jerry Echemann and Chris Gagin. Winners face off again in November. 

Voters in Ohio will also decide if the state should change the way it draws the map that determines who represents us in the US House of Representatives in Washington DC. Voting no on Issue 1 would keep the current map drawing rules in place.

If issue 1 passes, most counties couldn’t be carved up like summit county currently ending up in 4 congressional districts.

The League of Women voters have been pushing for changes to how the maps are drawn for years, and they support issue 1.

In West Virginia, Ohio County voters will be asked to vote yes or no on a 42 million dollar levy for the school district..
Voters also have a unique opportunity to decide on potential pay raises for Wheeling city council.
If voters do elect for a raise this will go into effect for the 2020 city council.

Ohio County voters will also decide on the board of education. The race is by magisterial districts, two are guaranteed spots newcomer Molly Aderholt and incumbent Christine Carder, the race is between David Croft and Karen Shuler Stakem.

In Marshall County, voters will vote on a  police chief in Benwood, council in Glen Dale, mayor and council in McMechen and county commissioners.

In Wetzel County, voters will decide on a new police chief in New Martinsville, three board of education members and county commissioners.

In Tyler County, eight are running for commission.
In Brooke County, eight are running for board of education, three will be selected.

In Hancock County, six are running for the board of education, three will be selected.

Both Brooke and Hancock counties also have commission races.

In Marshall County, five people running for the board of education and three of those will be elected. 

That’s a breakdown of the primary, we’ll have team coverage on air and on our website WTRF dot com.

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