Freda McDaniel of Newburg said the presidential race was too important to skip, despite losing power a week ago at her rural Preston County home that's been running on a generator since.
On Tuesday the 53-year-old McDaniel went to the Bolyard Funeral Home, a temporary polling place because hers was without power, to cast her vote for Romney.
"I think he's going to do more than Obama, and I want Obama out of there," she said. "The things he's supposed to be doing, he's not doing."
McDaniel voted for Obama four years ago but is disappointed he hasn't fixed the economy or kept other promises, she said.
Rick Farley, 76, of Cross Lanes, and his wife of 55 years, Jeanie Farley, finished each other's sentences as they talked about their concerns for the economy, their disgust with the strip mining technique known as mountaintop removal and their vote for Obama.
"I wanted to vote for Mr. Obama because I think Romney is the end of the line. We couldn't do any worse," Jeanie Farley said. "He's going to give all the tax breaks to all the big people and we're going to be left behind."
Rick Farley added he felt Romney was "for the millionaires, I think. The more we read, the more we went Obama."
Janet Adams said she voted mostly Republican because "of their conservative stands on most things. And I just think Mr. Obama is just the biggest joke there ever was."
In the Senate race, the 60-year-old Newburg resident backed Raese, saying Manchin "has kind of betrayed the pro-life movement, and I am very pro-life."
In the governor's race, she ignored an avalanche of advertising and backed Maloney.
"I know well ahead of time who I'm voting for and what the issues are," she said, "and none of that affects me - none of the advertising, nothing."
Eugene Matlick is a registered Republican who says he typically votes for more Democrats. But not this year; he voted for Romney
Obama, the 70-year-old Newburg resident said, hasn't done enough to earn his vote. "He's spent a lot of money and we're still in a rut."
Matlick voted for Raese in the Senate race. He said he wasn't swayed by the advertising, but his complaint about the incumbent echoed Raese's advertising claim that Manchin has changed since he got to Washington.
"Manchin just hasn't done the things he said he's going to do," Matlick said. "Like the coal in this state. We have got to have the coal. It's too many jobs. He was all for that, and then he went down there, and now he's with Obama."