West Virginia Governor Jim Justice issued the following statement on the Road Bond Referendum:
“This is not a Democrat, Republican or Independent issue.
“It’s about jobs, safety, your roads and bridges, and hope for our state.
“The overwhelming majority of our elected leaders, along with myself, are in favor of the Road Bond Referendum and providing our citizens with safe roads and bridges.
“Attention: All West Virginians: The Road Bond Referendum is not going to raise your taxes at all.
“What we are really voting for on October 7 is whether or not we want to create tens of thousands of good paying jobs and launch our state into an economic recovery, and put us on a pathway to prosperity, that will be remembered forevermore.
“The funding mechanisms to support this bonding have already been put in place by the legislature.
“Our Roads and bridges are crumbling in West Virginia, and we’ve got to modernize our transportation system. At the same time, we also need to make sure the people get what they pay for, and that is an effective, efficient, accountable road system – and that’s exactly what we’re going to do.”
The Roads to Prosperity Highway Program has proposed projects for every county in the state.
Pocahontas County is projected to have 14 of those projects, providing an estimated 320 jobs, with a total investment of $16 million.
The Road Bond Referendum will be put to a vote Saturday, October 7. All voting precincts in the county will be open as they are for other elections. Note: Precinct #29, Droop, will move to Hillsboro Elementary School.
Early voting at the Pocahontas County Courthouse begins Friday, September 22, and will continue through Saturday, October 4. You may vote there, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.