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City Elections

Election Results – May 25, 2023 – Certified June 2, 2023

Ward 1

James Kratovil – 302 votes

Ben Carswell – 200 votes

Ward 2

Kevin Tester – 331 votes

Ward 3

Priscilla Rodd – 309 votes

John King – 208 votes

Ward 4

Micheal George – 335 votes

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Notice is hereby given that there will be an election held in the City of Charles Town, West Virginia on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at the Charles Town City Hall located at 101 E. Washington Street, with the polling place opening at 6:30 am and closing at 7:30 pm for the purpose of electing four council members (each for a four-year term). The filing period for candidates interested in seeking public office will commence on January 9, 2023 and end on January 28, 2023. Certificates of Announcement may be obtained at the office of the city clerk of the City of Charles Town at 101 E. Washington Street, Charles Town, WV 25414 or on the city’s website ( There is a filing fee equivalent to one percent of the annual salary associated with the position sought ($50 for city council member). Candidates must file to have their name printed on the ballot with the city clerk no later than January 28, 2023 or, if mailed, filings must be postmarked prior to midnight on that date. Official write-in candidates must file a Certificate of Announcement by April 6, 2023 in order to have their votes counted.

Candidates who wish to drop off an application at a time outside of City business hours may use the drop box located at the main entrance of City Hall. For those filing for candidacy on the City Council, please ensure to enclose the appropriate filing fee of $50 dollars.

May 25, 2023 6:30am-7:30pm
Charles Town City Hall – 101 E. Washington Street

Early Vote Dates: May 12, 13, 15-20, 22 9am-5pm
Charles Town City Hall -101 E. Washington Street

**Those who are registered to vote in Jefferson County and live in the City Limits of Charles Town are eligible to vote.


Council Ward 1

Ben Carswell
205 Vista Court
Charles Town, WV 25414

James Kratovil
209 W. Washington Street
Charles Town, WV 25414

Council Ward 2

Kevin Tester
77 Burnlea Road
Charles Town, WV 25414

Council Ward 3

John King
518 S. Samuel Street
Charles Town, WV 25414

Priscilla Rodd
218 S. Samuel Street
Charles Town, WV 25414

Council Ward 4

Micheal George
69 Bramble Drive
Charles Town, WV 25414