During Tuesday’s Mason County Commission meeting, County Clerk Diana Cromley discussed the Internet Voting Pilot Program. According to Cromley, the program is free to Mason County, and is for anyone overseas, such as military personnel.
The program will enable those serving overseas to vote in the general election.
“(The program) is a great thing and it is working really well in other counties. I am excited to bring this to Mason County,” Cromley said.
Commissioner Rick Handley agreed that the program would be good for Mason County.
“I think it is a great thing to allow our military who aren’t here to vote,” he said.
In other business:
• Commissioners unanimously approved the West Virginia EDA Grant resolutions.
• Commissioners recognized the 2010 Mason County Fair royalty.
• Commissioners discussed the status of the U.S. 35 Planning Team. According to County Administrator John Gerlach, the commission can nominate someone who lives where the new highway is being constructed to serve on the planning team.
• Commissioners approved and set meeting for the months of September and October. Meetings will take place at 4 p.m. on Sept. 9, Sept. 23, Sept. 30, Oct. 7 and Oct. 21.
• Cromley announced that early voting for the special primary election starts this Friday and will continue through Aug. 25. The special election will then take place on Saturday, Aug. 28.
The next meeting will be 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9.