Friday, January 21, 2011


Tomblin Announces Gubernatorial Election Date

Acting Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced Friday that the next election for governor will be held October 4th. Tomblin said he consulted with the Secretary of State's Office before choosing a date. He says the date provides ample time for the Secretary of State’s Office to certify the election result and also enables the newly-elected Governor to take the oath of office prior to November 15, 2011, as mandated in the opinion of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued this week. Tomblin also submitted legislation to the West Virginia Legislature to call for a primary to select candidates for the election.

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