5/13/2014 10:33 AM
by Rachael Cardin
OAK HILL - Polling places across the state of West Virginia opened at 6:30 on Tuesday and doors remained open until 7:30 that evening.
West Virginia voters cast primary election ballots to set the November slate for a US Senate seat, 3 Congressional Districts, the entire state House of Delegates, half of the State Senate and many local races. Oak Hill residents are actively participating in this process, even though polling officials said they expect a low voter turnout in this 'off year' election. There are not many local races that pertain to Fayette County, but voters said this is a right that they plan to exercise whenever possible.
Voter, Greg O’Neal, said these elections still matter; “for someone to say that any of the races don't, they're just being naïve. Every race out here has some effect on us. From the smallest of the elections, whatever they may be, to the largest. They all have an effect on us and every vote counts."