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Voter Charles Gates, left, slides his paper ballot into a new eScan system Tuesday morning at St. Paul School in Cana as his brother, Election Official Lacy Gates looks. The system requires voters to mark paper ballots with black ink in the polling booth and scan the ballots themselves into a machine which records the results electronically.


Garnett Jones shares a laugh with election officials at St. Paul School Tuesday morning in Cana. Voters this year had to use paper ballots and a new eScan system. In 2007, the General Assembly banned local governments from buying new touch-screen machines in favor of a system that would provide a paper trail.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

Due to our Tuesday morning press deadline, results of the Nov. 3 General Election are not available for this week’s edition of The Carroll News. You can find complete results online this evening at thecarrollnews.com or go to The Carroll News’ Facebook page. Election results will be posted there as soon as they are available the night of Nov. 3 and in the Nov. 11 edition of The Carroll News.

While several candidates are running unopposed, the race for Clerk of Carroll County Circuit Court features five candidates. Up for election this year include Democrat Gerald R. Goad, Republican B.P. “Phil” Hawks, and Independents James A. Alderman, Jr., Barbara A. Fadden, and James W. “Jay” McCraw.

The race for Carroll County Sheriff includes three candidates – Republican incumbent John B. “J.B.” Gardner and Independent candidates Shannon Dale Goad and C.L. “Chris” Toney.

Another contested race is for the Sulphur Springs District seat for the Carroll County Board of Supervisors.

Other contested races locally included the Soil and Water Conservation Director for the New River District, which pits David L. Frazier against Cynthia “Cindy” Webb. Incumbent Republican Senator Bill Stanley faces a challenge from Democrat Kim Adkins in the 20th Senate District. The 19th Senate District will feature a new face this year as Republican Dave Suetterlein, Democrat Mike Hamlar and Independent Steve Nelson will all be vying for the position vacated when Republican Ralph Smith decided not to run for re-election.

Running unopposed this year will be Republican incumbent Jeff Campbell in the House of Delegates 6th district, Carroll County Commonwealth’s Attorney incumbent Nathan H. Lyons, incumbent Commissioner of the Revenue Fran A. McPherson, incumbent Treasurer Bonita M. Williams, and incumbent Carroll County Board of Supervisors member R.J. “Bob” Martin, Jr. (Pine Creek District) and newcomer Robert L. “Robbie” McCraw (Supervisor At Large). Also running unopposed are incumbent Carroll County School Board members Olen L. Gallimore (Pine Creek District) and Reginald M. Gardner (Sulphur Springs District).

Voter Charles Gates, left, slides his paper ballot into a new eScan system Tuesday morning at St. Paul School in Cana as his brother, Election Official Lacy Gates looks. The system requires voters to mark paper ballots with black ink in the polling booth and scan the ballots themselves into a machine which records the results electronically.
http://thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_TCN111115LectionDayPix1.jpgVoter Charles Gates, left, slides his paper ballot into a new eScan system Tuesday morning at St. Paul School in Cana as his brother, Election Official Lacy Gates looks. The system requires voters to mark paper ballots with black ink in the polling booth and scan the ballots themselves into a machine which records the results electronically.

Garnett Jones shares a laugh with election officials at St. Paul School Tuesday morning in Cana. Voters this year had to use paper ballots and a new eScan system. In 2007, the General Assembly banned local governments from buying new touch-screen machines in favor of a system that would provide a paper trail.
http://thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_TCN111115LectionDayPix2.jpgGarnett Jones shares a laugh with election officials at St. Paul School Tuesday morning in Cana. Voters this year had to use paper ballots and a new eScan system. In 2007, the General Assembly banned local governments from buying new touch-screen machines in favor of a system that would provide a paper trail. David Broyles | The Carroll News

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