CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Employees at the Kanawha and Putnam county clerks' offices are holding up well even though they have run a gauntlet of elections over the past couple of years.
Between the 2010 primary election and this year's general, there have been seven elections, according to figures provided by the West Virginia Secretary of State's office. There are a total of 910 days between those two elections, according to the figures.
That equals one election about every four months.
Although the employees are tired, they are still functioning well, said Vera McCormick, Kanawha County clerk.
"We knew it was going to be busy, but we just geared ourselves up," McCormick said. "We have a great staff and we all love elections, so there's not been a problem."
Employees in the clerk's office have been busy during the early voting period, which will end Nov. 3, she said. Some have even worked 12-hour days preparing for early voters and then working at the polls.
"People are tired, but they're not showing it," she said.
Putnam County Clerk Brian Wood agreed.
"This is what we get paid to do," he said.
Wood also believes the high number of elections held in the state over the 910 days helps his employees hone their skills.
"You learn something new after each election," Wood said. "When you have several elections, it helps you to prepare for the things that you didn't think of.