Town of Bath Election:

2023 Election Certification

Election Canvass 6/19/23 Agenda


For Mayor Scott Merki 70 votes

For Recorder Susan Webster 67 votes

For Council Person:

Thomas (Tom) Hall  54 votes

David O’ Connell 38 votes

Bob Emerick 22 votes

Greg Schene 54 votes

Elizabeth Skinner 57 votes

Mary Lynn Hickey 49 votes

Rob Campbell 14 votes

Rebecca MacLeod 48 votes

Joseph Giles 7 votes


Council will meet Monday June 19, 2023 at 4:30pm to Canvass the Ballots and Wednesday June 21, 2023 to certify the Election. Thank you to all that came out to vote and all the volunteers behind the scenes that made it run so smoothly.

Early Voting:

Sample Ballot

Early Voting period starts Saturday May 27, 2023 for the Town of Bath Election. The Polls that are located at Town Hall 271, Wilkes St, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 and will be open the following hours:

Saturday May 27, 2023, 9am – 4pm

Tuesday – Friday May 30, 2023, to June 02, 2023, 9am – 5pm

Saturday June 03, 2023, 9am – 4pm

Monday- Friday June 05, 2023, to June 09, 2023, 9am – 5pm

Saturday June 10, 2023, 9am – 4pm

Tuesday June 13, 2023, Election Day 6:30am – 7:30pm

“Challenging a Candidate’s Eligibility:

Neither the municipal recorders nor the governing bodies have the authority to make judgments about whether a candidate meets the eligibility requirements. Sometimes an opposing candidate will attempt to pressure the filing officer to take someone off the ballot based on information that the person is not a resident or is not eligible for some other reason. Only the “party-switching” provision provides a mechanism for refusing certification. Otherwise, eligibility can be challenged in only two ways: (1) by a court (Circuit Court) proceeding seeking the candidate’s name be removed from the ballot before the election or afterward; or (2) by contesting the election (with Municipal Governing Body) if the candidate in question wins.”

The Town of Bath would like to announce that the following people have signed up to serve on the next Council. Please plan on coming out on Election Day June 13th and show your support.

Mayor – Scott Merki. Recorder – Susan Webster. Council Members Rob Campbell, Rev. Bob Emerick, Thomas (Tom) Hall, Mary Lynn Hickey, Rebecca MacLeod, David O’ Connell, Greg Schene and Elizabeth Skinner. Write in Candidate Joseph Giles.

All officers serve a two (2) year term effective 7/1/23 – 6/30/25. The municipality will be governed by a Mayor, Recorder and five (5) Council Members.

If you are interested in running, you may be a write –in candidate, applications need to be received by 5pm on 4/18/23 at the Town Office.

The deadline to withdraw your candidacy is 4/28/23.

Election Day is Tuesday, June 13, 2023. Early voting begins on May 27 and ends June 10. Last day to register to vote is May 17.

Offices on the ballot will be Mayor, Town Recorder and all five council members.

Candidate filing dates are Saturday April 1 to Wednesday April 12. There is a $5 filing fee. Forms are available at Town Hall, 271 Wilkes Street in Berkeley Springs, or see below.

Requirements: 18 years or older, Town resident for over a year, no Felony charges. A resident would be someone that lives full time in the Town of Bath, that has real or property tax assessed for the year proceeding the election. Is listed as a legal voter and has documentation such as a valid driver’s license as proof.

These are volunteer positions, there is no monetary compensation.

There is a spot on the Candidate form for party affiliation, but it’s not mandated to fill that out.

Current office holders are Scott Merki, Mayor, Susan Webster, Town Recorder, and Council Members Chris Chapman, Greg Forney, Rose Jackson, Elizabeth Skinner and Rick Weber.


Poll Worker Registration Form

Election – Municipal Candidate’s Certification of Announcement

Election – Municipal Write-In Candidate Certificate of Announcement

Election – Notice of Withdrawal of Candidacy

Secretary of State Municipal Election Web Pages