NEW HAVEN — Voters in the Town of New Haven will be going to the polls on Tuesday to choose their municipal leaders for the next two years.
Residents will be electing a mayor, recorder and five council members.
Candidates for mayor include Greg Kaylor, incumbent, and Phillip Serevicz. Four are vying for the position of recorder, including Roberta Hysell, incumbent, as well as Rebecca Benson, Jennifer Russell, and Monica Mitchell.
There are nine candidates running for one of five council seats. All incumbents are on the ballot, including Roy Grimm, Matthew Shell, Steven Carpenter, Grant Hysell and George Gibbs. Others vying for a seat are Colton McKinney, Stephen Ohlinger, Jr., Jessica Rickard, and Bruce Adams.
Voting will take place at the town hall from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Those wishing to cast their ballots should go to the side door, where social distancing will be observed. Masks will be worn by the poll workers, and are suggested for voters, as well.
Early in-person voting has been ongoing the past two weeks, and concludes today at 5 p.m. There are 1,186 registered voters in the town, according to Amy Grate, election commissioner.
Originally scheduled for June 9, the election date was changed by order of West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner when the primary election was postponed due to COVID-19.
The election canvass will be held Aug. 3. Those elected will begin their two-year term on August 4.
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