Pocahontas County had a 52.33 percent voter turnout for the 2018 mid-term election. Breaking it down to voters, 2,903 out of 5,547 registered voters did their civic duty, and no problems were reported.
Due to the heavy rain in the early morning, there was plenty of mud to contend with, and with the time change, some polling places without adequate outside lighting required an extra measure of caution on the part of voters entering and exiting.
Polls closed at 7:30 p.m. and the first results were in to the courthouse by 8:05 p.m. And all the votes were tallied by about 9:30 p.m.
In the race for U. S. Senate, Republican Patrick Morrisey carried Pocahontas County with 1,402 votes to Democrat incumbent Joe Manchin’s 1,262, but Manchin was declared the winner in the statewide race early in the evening. Libertarian candidate Rusty Hollen garnered 165 votes in the county, and about 4.5 percent statewide.
In the race for the U. S. House of Representatives 3rd Congressional District seat, Republican candidate Carol Miller carried Pocahontas County with 1,596 votes to Democrat challenger Richard Ojeda’s 1,193.
Miller was also winning district wide with a 12…

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