Lewis County hosts state’s first election with new voter ID law without problems

WESTON, W.Va -- On Saturday, January 6th, Lewis County hosted the state’s very first countywide election to take place since the new law took effect on January 1st.

According to Lewis County Clerk Cindy Rowan, just about 25 percent of the county’s 9,655 registered voters participated in the Fire Levy election. Unofficial results showed that voters rejected the levy with a vote of 33 percent for and 67 percent against the measure. The County Commission will conduct an official canvas on Friday at 9 a.m.

All of the 2,373 residents who showed up to vote on Saturday were able to provide one of the many allowable forms of proper identification as required by law. All in-person voters were verified and no one was turned away.