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Filing deadline for May primary comes Saturday night

January 29th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Candidates for West Virginia’s May 10 Primary Election have until midnight Saturday to file. The election will be the first in the state since the 2020 Census and the congressional and legislative redistricting that followed. The legislature decided to go with all single member districts in the House of Delegates. Voters will be casting ballots in 100 separate districts instead of what used to be 67 districts. All House seats are up for election this year. There are 17 of the Senate’s 34 seats up for election. The state now has only two congressional districts and both will have contested races in the May election. Locally one seat on the Mineral County Commissioners is up for election while there are three seats up on the School Board.