Multiple Fayette County municipalities held city or town elections Tuesday. 

The City of Oak Hill's election field was crowded with five individual competing for mayor, two for a council-at-large seat, seven candidates for three Ward One council seats and 10 candidates for three Ward One seats.

Fayetteville's mayorship race was between incumbent Dennis Hanson and current council member Sharon Cruikshank, while the town's five council seats had a total of 10 candidates.

In Pax, the election was in effect only for mayor due to the fact that the town's council of five only saw four official candidates on the ballot.

Much like Pax, Gauley Bridge's election features on a mayoral race which is contested with only five candidates for the five seats available on the council.

As of Tuesday evening, with provisional votes yet to be counted, the unofficial results are as follows:


Incumbent mayor William Hughes received the most unofficial votes in Pax's only contested election with 20, followed by Shirley Ann Roberts with 10.

As the only candidate for recorder, Clara Davis received 21 votes.

For council, Sheila Johnson received 27 unofficial votes, Scott Dickinson Sr. received 24 votes, Angela Gerald received 20 votes and Joey Norkevitz received 15 votes.

There were also seven provisional ballots yet to be counted. 

Gauley Bridge

In the only contested race, Bob Scott received 59 unofficial votes for mayor, with William Kincaid receiving 32 and Shane Winebrenner receiving 7.

Incumbent recorder Marisa Thomas Toney received 92 votes as the only candidate in the recorder race.

While all of the listed candidates have automatically won election to the town's council, Damian Elswick received the most votes with 75, Tammy Prather and Robbie Belmont each received 74 votes, Johnnie Kincaid received 67 votes and Michaela Sheldon received 62 votes. 

Oak Hill

Results were unavailable as of 10:15 p.m. Tuesday. Check or Thursday's Register-Herald for updates.


Results were unavailable as of 10:15 p.m. Tuesday. Check or Thursday's Register-Herald for updates.

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Note: The reported votes are unofficial pending a canvas. Final vote totals may change.

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