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June 11 is election day in cities and towns across West Virginia.  The polls are open in municipalities all across the southern part of the state.

Here is a list of where the polls are open by county:

FAYETTE:

Gauley Bridge

Thurmond

GREENBRIER:

Alderson

Falling Springs

Lewisburg

Rainelle

Rupert

White Sulphur Springs

MCDOWELL:

Bradshaw

Davy

Iaeger

Kimball

MERCER:

Athens

Bramwell

Matoaka

MONROE:

Peterstown

Union

RALEIGH:

Mabscott

Rhodell

SUMMERS:

Hinton

A complete list of all municipalities with elections can be viewed at the West Virginia Secretary of State's web site.

On the ballot in Alderson is the town's excess levy.  The levy has been in place for years, but needs to be renewed from time to time.  The vote was scheduled during the regular municipal election to avoid extra costs.

"I have gotten some questions about the levy and want our citizen to know that there are a lot of street needs beyond just re-paving and fixing potholes," said Mayor Travis Copenhaver. "In  order to get the most benefit possible while paving, we have created a paving fund within the budget."

The levy essentially pays for the continuation of paving and repairs of streets and sidewalks among other things. 

"I have gotten some questions about the levy and want our citizen to know that there are a lot of street needs beyond just re-paving and fixing potholes," said Mayor Travis Copenhaver. "In  order to get the most benefit possible while paving, we have created a paving fund within the budget.  If the levy fails, then the substantial loss of revenue will deplete any reserve that we have built."

The levy will not raise the taxes for citizens of Alderson, since it is already in place.