Marlinton held its Municipal Election Tuesday, and the unofficial results are:
Mayor: Sam Felton – 100 votes
Recorder: Mary K. Clendenen – 107 votes
Roger Trusler – 76 votes
Tom Miller – 76 votes
Olivia Ashton Dean – 66 votes
Scott D. Gibb – 62 votes
Joseph “Joe” Smith – 54 votes
The canvass of the election results will be conducted by the Marlinton Town Council with a quorum present. It is to be held on the fifth day following the election, not counting Sundays and holidays.
Ballots are not required to be re-tallied, and allegations of fraud or improprieties are not heard during canvass. The steps of a canvass are designed to create a record verifying that the ballots are properly accounted for, and to decide whether provisional ballots are to be counted based on law.
When the canvass is completed, the results of the election are declared, and the canvass is recessed for at least 48 hours (excluding any Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday which may fall within that period). After the 48 hours have passed, the board of canvassers convenes to certify the results of the election for any office or issue for which no recount request has been filed. If no office or issue is the subject of a recount request, all results are certified.