Liz McCormick Published

Primary Day Only Time to Vote for W.Va. Supreme Court Candidates

The West Virginia Supreme Court chamber.

May 10 is Primary Day in West Virginia and the only time this election season voters can pick their choice for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

West Virginia’s primary is the only time state voters can choose judicial officers at all levels, from magistrate all the way to Supreme Court. This year is also the first time judicial officers will be elected on a nonpartisan basis.

In the Supreme Court race, voters have a choice between former Attorney General Darrell McGraw, Morgantown attorney Beth Walker, Clay County attorney Wayne King, former state lawmaker Bill Wooton, and current justice Brent Benjamin. All five are vying for the one open seat on the state’s high court.

Polls will be open until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.