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2011 W.Va. Gubernatorial Election


(WVVA) - West Virginians are headed to the polls Saturday to narrow the state's field of gubernatorial candidates down to two -- and WVVA has it covered.

Once polls close at 7:30 p.m., updated vote totals can be found on WVVA and here at WVVA.com.

WVVA's Greg Carter, Eric Greene and political correspondent Barbara Hawkins will be in studio to discuss and dissect the election as part of our live coverage Saturday night -- you can watch it on-air and online.

When the winners are declared, see interviews with the candidates by WVVA's Sharisse Thompson and Melanie Gillespie from the state capital.

The special election was declared to elect a governor to serve the remainder of the term vacated by former Gov. Joe Manchin upon his election to the U.S. Senate in November 2010.

Senate President Earl Ray Tomblin assumed the office of Acting Governor after Manchin's departure. On Jan. 18, the state Supreme Court ruled that a special election must be held so a new governor can be in place by Nov. 15, 2011.



The following official candidates have filed a Certificate of Announcement and paid the corresponding filing fee, according to the Secretary of State's office.

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