Voters to decide ‘roads to prosperity’


POINT PLEASANT — The deadline to register to vote in the Oct. 7 special election is approaching.

That voter registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 18 for those wishing to make their voice heard on the constitutional amendment called “The Roads to Prosperity Amendment of 2017.”

Gov. Jim Justice called for the special election and if the amendment passes it would provide for the improvement and construction of roads in the state by the issuance of bonds not to exceed $1.6 billion.

Early voting on this amendment is Sept. 22 – Oct. 4 with voting hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Early voting takes place in the Mason County Commission room on the second floor of the Mason County Courthouse.

On election day, the polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Mason County’s 30 precincts. For the special election only, the precinct which normally votes at the West Virginia State Farm Museum will vote at the Mason County Fair Board Office. The farm museum will be hosting its annual Country Fall Festival that particular Saturday.

The actual ballot language explaining the amendment will read: “To provide for the improvement and construction of safe roads in the state by the issuance of bonds not to exceed $1.6 billion in the aggregate to be paid for from the State Road Fund and the collection of annual state taxes as provided by the Legislature by general law.”

The last day to request an absentee ballot is Oct. 2. The election canvas is set for Oct. 13.

Though special elections are unique in themselves by definition, another unique fact about this one is, it will be tabulated using a paper ballot. Simply check “for” or “against.” The ballots will then be hand counted due to the fact there is only one issue to be decided.

For more information, contact the office of Mason County Clerk Diana Cromley at 304-675-1997.

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The upcoming special election on Saturday, Oct. 7 is set to decide “The Roads to Prosperity Amendment of 2017” which was called for by Gov. Jim Justice. Early voting is Sept. 22 – Oct. 4. Pictured is the early voting line during last November’s general election.
http://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/09/web1_10.29-PPR-Early-Voting.jpgThe upcoming special election on Saturday, Oct. 7 is set to decide “The Roads to Prosperity Amendment of 2017” which was called for by Gov. Jim Justice. Early voting is Sept. 22 – Oct. 4. Pictured is the early voting line during last November’s general election. File photo
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By Beth Sergent

bsergent@aimmediamidwest.com

Beth Sergent is editor of Ohio Valley Publishing.