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Candidate Filings Begin Today


Candidates for this year’s elections have begun filing in West Virginia.

Monday marked the first day in which candidates could file.

State and federal candidates must file with the secretary of state. Candidates for positions included entirely in one county will file with the county clerk, and city candidates will file with the municipal recorder.

Six partisan statewide offices, including an open governor’s race, are on the 2016 ballot.

One Supreme Court seat is in play. The nonpartisan race will be decided during the May primary election.

Every House of Delegates seat and 17 of 34 state Senate seats are on the ballot.

Certificates of announcement and filing fees must be received in the appropriate office or postmarked before midnight Jan. 30.