Early balloting offers extra opportunity for voters

Angelo Anderson
April 27, 2018

Statewide, the number of West Virginians casting their ballots early has grown significantly in recent years, according to the Secretary of State's Office.

Early voters in this year's primary election cast ballots in contests for three countywide races, county mayor, Circuit Court judgeship and the register of deeds office. For the entire early voting period, which began April 11, 171 people voted in the county Democratic Primary and 2,398 voted in the county Republican Primary.

All registered voters of any party affiliation can vote in the Special Election to fill the position left open with the resignation of former state Rep. Matt Baker. Registered voters will select nominees for US senator, governor, lieutenant governor, representative in Congress and state committee members. Some counties use other methods to track early and absentee voting. The hours when ballot can be cast are from 8:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, April 28 and May 5.

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Even for those who have been registered to vote for years, or even decades, it is important that your registration has your current address so you won't have any difficulties when you go to the polls. All 55 county clerks are offering early voting.

Lane County Elections mailed ballots today for the May 15, 2018 Primary Election. Early ballots must be returned to the Hall County election office by Election Day.

Republican and Democratic voters will have other races to select nominees, including candidates to fill the 2019-20 term in the General Assembly.


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