Warner anticipates certification of election results next week

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The certification process for general election results in West Virginia got underway Wednesday.

Secretary of State Mac Warner appeared on Wednesday’s MetroNews ‘Talkline’ and said that the process began at 3:30 p.m.

“That’s when the 48-hour chance for someone to ask for a recount ends. At that point, the counties can start the recertification process. As soon as the 55 continues get through that, I anticipate the first part of next week we will then certify as a state,” Warner said.

Mac Warner

Warner said the canvassing process has gone mostly well throughout the state. In Wood County, two of the commissioners got sick but Warner said alternate canvassers were brought it to finish. In Marion County, there was a recount but for a county-level race, he added.

802,726 votes were cast statewide in the election earlier this month, good for a 63.25% turnout. The races for the state public board of works were all separated by double-digits in points.

“Kudos to everybody throughout the entire state from poll workers and clerks to the voters themselves. It went very well. I think the state should be proud of what we accomplished,” Warner said.

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