"We'll be here until 5 in the morning until the last counting is done," Glance said. "We don't leave until the last counting is done, and so we can be working 21 hours. That's part of our focusing on all of the steps of the process."
Glance noted that the overwhelming majority of ballots are now tallied electronically. Just two of West Virginia's 55 counties, Braxton and Wyoming, rely on paper ballots. He also cited state law, which limits who can be in voting precincts on Election Day.
That law should ease another GOP concern, both in West Virginia and other states, regarding plans by international election observers to watch the U.S. vote. Texas' Republican attorney general has threatened to arrest officials from the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe, if they come within 100 feet of polling sites.
OSCE observers generally are members of parliament from organization member countries, which include the United States and 55 countries in Europe and Central Asia. The group has sent observers to poll locations across the U.S. since 2002 and stationed some in San Antonio in 2008.
Besides the West Virginia law, Glance said the two OSCE officials assigned to the state, from Great Britain and Denmark, visited only to observe such pre-election preparations as the training of poll workers. They are also assigned to Ohio.
"They're not going to be in any of the [West Virginia] precincts on Election Day," Glance said.
State Democratic Party Executive Director Derek Scarbro praised the prior efforts to enforce election law and crack down on fraud, and predicted a clean and fair voting process for West Virginia.
"We're very confident in our public officials at the secretary of state and in the judicial branch to protect the vote," Scarbro said.