Berkeley County Deputy Clerk Bonnie Woodfall said the biggest issue that surfaced during Tuesday’s general election was the sheer number of residents who did not know the location of their polling place.
Woodfall said that as of 3:30 p.m. the County Clerk’s voter registration office had received “umpteen” phone calls from people, including from those who not registered to vote and others who had not voted for several years.
Voters were sent notices before the primary election in May if their polling place had changed and no changes were made since then, according to Woodfall.
At the start of the day, county election officials discovered that voting machines programmed for polling places at Hedgesville Elementary and Bunker Hill United Methodist Church were mistakenly switched and taken to the wrong voting location, Woodfall said.
Some voters had to wait because of the mix-up, but were “very nice” despite the delay, Woodfall said.
— Matthew Umstead