CHARLESTON W.Va. — Chances are if you went out to vote on Tuesday in West Virginia, you had to wait in line.
That is because of the high voter turnout across the Mountain State.
West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner said the turnout numbers were high across the Mountain State.
“It’s been extremely busy,” he said early on Tuesday evening. “But all the sectors have been coming together and everybody has been doing their parts to make this a successful election and I think we are going to have a record turnout.”
Early Wednesday morning, the Secretary of State’s Office reported voter turnout statewide was more than 47 percent, according to unofficial results.
“Overall, I am very pleased with the operation and management of the General Election,” Warner said in a statement.
“The state’s clerks and their staff were prepared. Our team at the Capitol was prepared. The candidates, political parties and interest groups succeeded in getting their messages and platforms to the general public. West Virginia had a great midterm election.”
Tuesday’s results will not be certified until after canvasses.
In most counties, canvassing begins on Nov. 13 followed by recount periods.