With a large number of early voters, including 4,109 in Greenbrier County alone, Secretary of State Mac Warner said, “Numbers significantly exceed that of the 2002 through 2014 General Elections.”

The preliminary results from the election have been released, however, votes are unofficial until after the canvass on Nov. 13. Positions on the ballot included U.S. Senator, U.S. House of Representatives, State Senator, House of Delegates, Sheriff, County Commissioner, Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court, and two proposed constitutional amendments.

On a local level, Tammy Shifflett-Tincher (D) held a sound victory over write-in candidate Woody Hanna (R), who had switched parties earlier this year in order to run a write-in campaign. Shifflett-Tincher will join Lowell Rose (R) and Mike McClung (R) on the commission board. Her platform was based strongly around making sure to represent the western end of the county fairly, as she is from Rainelle.

Bruce Sloan (D) will remain sheriff of Greenbrier County after scoring 8,999 votes compared to his opponent Mark Robinson’s (R) 2,905. Robinson is still incarcerated in Middle River Regional Jail in Augusta…

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