Election Coverage Archives


TuesdayMay 14, 2024

Jim Justice wins Republican nomination to U.S. Senate from West Virginia

Two-term Gov. Jim Justice has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, a race that was called shortly after voting concluded. Justice’s most prominent competitor was Congressman Alex Mooney. Polling consistently showed Justice with a big lead over Mooney for months. MetroNews and other outlets called the race early on. The Associated Press called the

GOP winners: McCuskey for attorney general; Kris Warner for secretary of state and Mark Hunt for auditor

The attorney general's office has been held by Republican Patrick Morrisey for three terms, but he opted to run for governor this election cycle.

Incumbent Carol Miller wins congressional nomination again; Treasurer Riley Moore is GOP nominee for other seat

In West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District, which covers northern counties, Republican Congressman Alex Mooney opted to run for U.S. Senate – leaving the seat open to new faces.

Patrick Morrisey is GOP candidate for governor

The governor’s seat opened up because two-term Gov. Jim Justice, a Republican, is up against a term limit. He is running for U.S. Senate.

Haley Bunn and Charles Trump win Supreme Court seats in uncontested races

West Virginia’s judicial races are considered nonpartisan, and the races are determined during the primary election cycle.

County clerks report typical election day issues

County election officials report voting is steady.

Monongalia County voters consider $142.6 million school bond

There's support for the concept but the plan to build a STEM high school is drawing some criticism.

SundayMay 12, 2024

Familiar names vie for a rare open U.S. Senate seat in W.Va.

Ten candidates, including some well known figures, seek nominations for a rare empty U.S. Senate seat from West Virginia

If voters send Justice to Capitol Hill, he says ‘I’ll have to do it in my style’

Justice, 73, has regularly said he doesn't look forward to spending a lot of time in Washington, D.C., but he has said he's felt called to run.

FridayMay 10, 2024

Cabell County school excess levy with reduced funding to libraries, parks heads to the ballot box

Voters will decide whether to approve the five-year levy during Tuesday's Primary Election.

TuesdayNovember 8, 2022

Republican majority expands to 88 in West Virginia House

This year, for the first time, West Virginia has 100 single-member House districts.

Republicans dominate West Virginia Senate races

17 of 34 seats were on the ballot this year.

Amendments 1, 3 and 4 move toward defeat

Amendments focus on impeachment powers, incorporation of religious entities and oversight of state education policy.

Incumbents Mooney and Miller win re-election to Congress

The incumbent representatives were competing in regions that changed significantly because of the redistricting process that occurs every 10 years.

Amendment Two on personal property taxes is resoundingly defeated

Amendment Two would allow the Legislature to exempt personal property taxes on people’s vehicles and also on what businesses pay on their inventory, equipment and machinery.

Election Day brings West Virginia amendment debates to a conclusion

General Election polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

SundayNovember 6, 2022

MetroNews Decision 2022: The oldest, longest serving poll workers in W.Va.

MetroNews will provide live, continuous coverage of the election Tuesday night.

Charleston mayoral race heats up ahead of Tuesday’s election

Democratic Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin prepares to challenge Republican Lance Wolfe.