7:30 PM: Polls have just closed and results are eagerly awaited. The last time an excess levy was voted on in Randolph County was it failed by 5.37% with 48.68% of registered voters turning out to vote. This year 2,588 votes were cast during the early voting period–around 15% of registered voters in the county. If prior trends continue we can expect that about 6,000 votes were cast today.

8:01 PM: First totals in reflecting precincts 25, 202, 28A, 75, and 160. For-1,033 Against 1,910

8:03 PM: After 10 precincts reporting (25, 202, 28A, 75, 160, 80, 200, 28, 31, 155)—> For: 1247 Against: 2279

8:11 PM: While you wait, here is a student opinion on the school excess levy.

8:15 PM: After 15 of 27 precincts (including 24, 27, 165, 180, 30). For: 1387 Against: 2562

8:22 PM: After 20 of 27 precincts (including 170, 23, 227, 85, 205). For: 1704 Against: 3093

8:32 PM: With the precincts within Elkins reporting and only outlying areas remaining, it is hard to imagine that the measure will pass based on past tendencies of voters. It appears that turnout will look similar to November 2015. During that election, the levy failed by about 542 votes.

8:49 PM: The school excess levy has failed. Against: 3736 For: 1903

Randolph County Schools Excess Levy Results


Elkins District

Precinct 23 (Jennings Randolph): Reported

Precinct 24 (Jennings Randolph): Reported

Precinct 25 (Courthouse Annex): Reported

Precinct 27 (Elkins Middle School): Reported

Precinct 28 (Elkins Middle School): Reported

Precinct 28A (Third Ward School): Reported

Precinct 30 (Randolph County Community Arts Center): Reported

Precinct 31 (Elkins Senior Center): Reported

Precinct 75 (Third Ward School): Reported

Precinct 80 (North School):Reported

Precinct 85 (Midland School): Reported

Cheat District

Precinct 150 (Coalton School):Reported

Precinct 155 (Midland School): Reported

Precinct 160 (North School):Reported

Precinct 165: Reported

Precinct 170 (Leading Creek Fire Department): Reported

Precinct 180 (Nazarene Youth Center): Reported

Precinct 185 (Bowden Fish Hatchery): Reported

Precinct 190 (Whitmer Fire Department):Reported

Tygart District

Precinct 200 (Beverly Fire Department):Reported

Precinct 202 (Beverly Fire Department): Reported

Precinct 205 (Homestead School): Reported

Precinct 210 (Huttonsville Community Center):Reported

Precinct 215 (Valley Head School):Reported

Precinct 220 (Pickens School):Reported

Precinct 225 (George Ward School): Reported

Precinct 227 (George Ward School): Reported

Total: 5,639

For– 1903

Against– 3736

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