Charleston, W.Va. - The ballot positions for the special United State Senate primary election are set, Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant announced today.
Minutes after certifying the list of candidates Tennant, along with county clerks from both the Democrat and Republican parties, drew for ballot position using a ball and hopper system.
Tennant first drew for the Democratic side of the ballot. The ballot positions, from top to bottom, will be: Ken Hechler, Sheirl Fletcher, and Joe Manchin.
On the Republican side of the ballot the positions are, from top to bottom: Thomas Ressler, Harry Bruner, Frank Kubic, John Raese, Daniel Scott Rebich, Kenneth Culp, Albert Howard, Lynette Kennedy McQuain, Scott H. Williams, and Mac Warner.
Tennant did not draw for ballot position for the Mountain Party because only one candidate, Jesse Johnson, filed to run.
The special primary election to fill the unexpired term left vacant following the death of Senator Robert C. Byrd is set for Saturday, August 28, 2010.
Polls will be open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM on August 28. Early voting will be held from Friday, August 20 to Wednesday, August 25.
There will be no early voting on Sunday, August 22.
The general election for this office will take place with the normally scheduled November 2, 2010 election.
to see a photo gallery of the certification of candidates and ballow position drawing.