KEYSER - The Mineral County commissioners gave the approval at the Tuesday afternoon meeting for county clerk Lauren Ellifritz to move forward with the process involved with the state's special election to be held Saturday, Oct. 7.

By Jean Braithwaite
Tribune Correspondent
KEYSER - The Mineral County commissioners gave the approval at the Tuesday afternoon meeting for county clerk Lauren Ellifritz to move forward with the process involved with the state’s special election to be held Saturday, Oct. 7.
The election, if approved by West Virginia citizens, will enact the Roads to Prosperity, an amendment to the state constitution, and implement improvement to roadways.
Ellifritz said part of the process will be the approval of voting locations and the necessary poll workers, which she said would take “five per precinct.”
She also said that all paper ballots will be used, and the one-item question may be marked with an X.
Ellifritz said that use of the electronic voting machine may be limited to one of the county’s precicnts, and the required early voting will take place prior to the Oct. 7 election.
In other business, Dr. Richard Lechliter announced the update on the “blue house” located next to the judicial annex and recently purchased by the county to make a space for the probation office is continuing.
The probation office, now situated in the courthouse in an adjoining area to the county commission office, is faced with problems with mold and other smells.
Lechliter said a needed remodel item is to have a “safe and secure bathroom” for testing purposes.
In an announcement, Lechliter said a letter of resignation as a member of the Mineral County Development Authority was received from Debi Cruse, representing Potomac State College, who had been a member of that agency “for many years.”
Approval from the commissioners went to Lucas Taylor, also from PSC, to fill the higher education spot on the board if the development authority.