More than one week after election night, the local election has been certified and the original results are “officially” official.
After more than 17,000 votes went uncounted on election night, the county was forced to conduct a canvass.
According to Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper, the canvass lasted about 14 hours.
Thursday night the commission met to certify the results of all local races, including the mayors race, city council, county commissioners, and the circuit judge position.
The board of canvassers is required to meet one more time to certify the results of multi-jurisdictional races and races for candidates in more than one county. The time and place of that meeting will be set after the final county in the state meets to certify its results.
President Carper told 13 News, “I thought we worked through it very well and the clerks office did a great job.” He added, “We were transparent, everybody worked really hard and the result is that your vote counted in this county.”