Final! Election night dispatches from the Upshur County Courthouse

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Upshur County Courthouse
Upshur County Courthouse

Hello all! My Buckhannon will be posting periodic updates from inside the Upshur County Courthouse tonight as the election results roll in. Refresh this page early and often. Scroll down for the latest results.

Update 9 p.m.

And we’re done Upshur County! Before you scroll to the results, let’s give County Clerk Carol Smith a hand for running the election so smoothly. Total voter turnout was 56.81 percent with 7,648 people voting in Upshur County.


Update 8:45

Just five districts are left and the courthouse is filling up. Most of the local races are all but decided, but a few of the statewide positions are still up for grabs.

Update 8:35

Wow, these new voting machines are the bomb dot com! We’ve got 13 precincts reporting already. Results updated below. We’re still waiting on the outer districts to roll in, like Arlington and Selbyville.

Update 8:25


Our first precincts are in! Check below for the results.

Update 8:15

Light crowd trickling into the courthouse — a few candidates and the usual group of local media. No results from Upshur have been released, but a few counties are reporting statewide results.

Update: 7:30 p.m.

Here we go! Polls have closed in West Virginia. The new hybrid paper/electronic voting machines in Upshur County should make short work of vote counting process, but as this is the first election they’ve been used in, it’s always good to expect the unexpected. We’ll be updating vote totals as the come in.

Latest unofficial local results (21 of 21 precincts reporting)

Upshur County Commission
Kristie Tenney – 6,065
Kevin Campbell – 1,178

Upshur County Clerk
Carol Smith – 5,577
Yvette Squires – 1,863

Unofficial statewide results (Upshur County)

W.Va. Senate – 11th District
Bill Hamilton – 23,534 (6,177)
Laura Finch – 9,872 (1,270)

House of Delegates 44th District
Caleb Hannah – 3,023 (502)
Dana Lynch – 1,789 (274)

House of Delegates 45th District
Carl ‘Robbie’ Martin – 3,979 (3,979)
Matthew Kerner – 1,893 (1,893)

House of Delegates 46th District
Patrick Martin – 3,260 (565)
Bob Stultz – 2,079 (215)

U.S. Senate
Patrick Morrisey – 255,222 (3,996)
Joe Manchin – 275,940 (3,087)

U.S. House of Delegates – 2nd District
Alex Mooney – 106,118 (4,590)
Talley Sargent – 84,630 (2,602)

Constitutional Amendment One
For – 280,255 (4,193)
Against – 263,681 (3,238)

Constitutional Amendment Two
For – 368,078 (5,234)
Against – 140,419 (1,742)

Note: State results as reported by the Secretary of State.