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City of Hurricane Levy Election June 13

City offices will be closed to business on Tuesday, June 13, but the Hurricane Municipal Building will be open to all residents who choose to exercise their right to vote.

Tuesday is Election Day for Mayor, Recorder, and City Council and for a Special Levy Election which, if approved, will authorize the current excess levy to be extended through the 2026-2027 fiscal year.

No election outcome is official until the votes are counted, but the ballot for office lists only members of the Citizens Party. The Citizen Party met on March 24, 2023, and nominated Scott Edwards for Mayor; Linda Gibson for Recorder; Steve Goff, Marshall Ginn, Gerry Spears, Reggie Billups, and Al Howard for City Council. No other party held a nominating convention and no independent candidates filed.

The current special excess levy was first approved more than 70 years ago and has been renewed by voters in election after election.

Tuesday’s election will be historic in that it will mark the last ever Municipal Election or Special Levy Election which not in conjunction with a regularly scheduled National Primary or General Election.

Prior to this year, Hurricane officials were elected to 4-year terms. Those elected on Tuesday will serve until December 31, 2026. The next Hurricane city election will coincide with the November General Election in 2026.

The extension of the city’s Special Excess Levy will result in its being placed upon the 2026 Primary Election ballot. The West Virginia legislature enacted legislation last year requiring special elections to coincide with a primary or a general election.

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