CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Three Kanawha County municipalities are holding elections Tuesday with candidates for mayor, recorder and town council -- Clendenin, Marmet and Pratt.
In Clendenin and Pratt, voters will also have additional questions on the ballot.
Pratt voters will decide whether or not to sell the town's aging water system to West Virginia American Water. The current water system is plagued with mechanical issues. If passed, West Virginia American Water will shut down Pratt's water treatment facility and tie Pratt in with Charleston's water treatment facility.
Pratt residents will also elect a new town council. Voters will choose five council members among Don Adams, Charlotte Calhoun, Kaye Ford, Eric Holcomb, Herbert R. Hoover, Jr., Rose Perry and Chris Tincher. Calhoun, Ford, Perry and Tincher are incumbents.
Incumbent Mayor Gary Fields is running unopposed, as is Ellen Hopkins for town recorder.
Voters in Pratt and in Clendenin will also decide whether to increase terms of town officials from two years to four years. The initiatives in both municipalities are expected to save money.
Clendenin residents will also decide whether to keep current Mayor Bob Ore, or elect either Gary Bledsoe or Robert Evans to the mayorship. Incumbent David Ross is running against Cathy Deel for town recorder.
In the Clendenin town council race, Kenneth Payne, Martha Mitchell and William Ore are running alongside incumbents Ron Deel, Sidney Oliver, John Shelton, Jr. and Mike Stout.
Marmet Mayor Bill Pauley is in a three-way race against current Councilman Robert Wells and Ruth Meadows.
Voters in Marmet will also choose either Tammy Kersey or Jill Runion to be the town's new recorder.
For town council, John Dickens, Jake Halstead, Gary Hardman, Charles Humphrey, Jerry McGhee, Terry Russell, Debbie Skeens, Bill Tardy, Travis Walker, Ron Wilson and Wynter Winnell are all running for five seats. McGhee, Tardy and Wilson are incumbents.In all three communities, polls will be open until 7:30 p.m.