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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.

WednesdayOctober 5, 2022

Justice continues anti-Amendment Two tour, met with legislators’ opposition on the road

Gov. Jim Justice has held multiple events in recent weeks opposing Amendment Two, a ballot measure allowing the state Legislature to make changes to property taxes.

WednesdayMay 11, 2022

Monongalia County voter turnout fails to match 2018 levels

Monongalia County officials told MetroNews affiliate WAJR-AM that around 18% of voters participated in this year's primary.

Wood County voters approve school bond issue

More than $68 million bond to build three new schools passed by 60 votes in Tuesday's election.

TuesdayMay 10, 2022

Goodwin wins Democratic nomination in bid for re-election as Charleston mayor

Primary results set up showdown with Goodwin and Wolfe.

Several incumbent delegates knocked out after shift to 100 single-member districts

Some races matched incumbents against incumbents, so a sitting officeholder was bound to lose.

West Virginia Senate takes shape following redistricting

Half of the seats in West Virginia’s 34-member state Senate are on the ballot in this year's election cycle.

Mooney wallops McKinley in rare matchup of congressional incumbents

Matchup was a collision between two incumbents, Republicans David McKinley and Alex Mooney.

SundayMay 8, 2022

MetroNews Decision 2022: How COVID-19 changed West Virginia’s elections

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s Primary this Tuesday will be the first election held in the state since 2020 when COVID-19 restrictions were put in place. Voters in 2020 were required to wear a face mask at all polling places. Mail-in ballots were sent to each eligible voter as a way to help ensure a

MetroNews Decision 2022: ‘Absolutely, I stand by it’: Looking back on the 2020 election, fraud claims

Despite a lack of evidence, multiple West Virginia lawmakers continue to support arguments that election fraud impacted the 2020 presidential election.

FridayMay 6, 2022

MetroNews Decision 2022: Who is the state’s next governor?

As voters cast ballots in off-year election contests, many are looking two years ahead at who stands the best chance to replace Jim Justice .