Special primary set for Saturday
SHEPHERDSTOWN – Saturday is the special primary election to nominate candidates to run for the unexpired term of the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd.
The Democrat died June 28 at 92, having served longer than anyone else in the U.S. Congress.
Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Following are the polling locations in the Shepherdstown district, according to the Jefferson County Clerk’s website:
Precinct 31, Saint James Lutheran Church, 4328 Shepherdstown Pike, Shenandoah Junction (Small white building);
Precinct 32, Bethel United Methodist Church, 855 Carter Ave., Bakerton;
Precinct 33, Trinity Episcopal Church, German & Church streets, Shepherdstown (Side building, Church Street entrance);
Precinct 34, Shepherdstown Elementary School, 410 S. Church St., Shepherdstown;
Precinct 35A, New Hope Assembly of God, 7595 Martinsburg Pike, Shepherdstown (Last name A-K);
Precinct 35B, New Hope Assembly of God, 7595 Martinsburg Pike, Shepherdstown (Last name L-Z).
Three Democrats, 10 Republicans and one Mountain Party candidate are running for the Senate seat.
The Mountain Party does not have a primary, but its candidate will join the winners of the Democrat and Republican special primaries on a special ballot that voters will cast during the general election in November.