More than 5K registered to vote in September
CHARLESTON — During September’s National Voter Registration Month, county clerks registered 5,002 West Virginians to vote across all 55 counties, Secretary of State Mac Warner announced this week.
“I am very pleased regarding the partnership with our county clerks to register eligible citizens to vote,” Warner said in a release. “Not only is it important to maintain updated voter registration files, but we must be equally diligent in our efforts to encourage eligible citizens to register to vote.”
Cabell County registered 192 new voters; Putnam 173; Wayne County 81; Mason 53; Logan 37; and Lincoln 35. Kanawha County registered the most voters with 629.
Throughout September, Warner’s office organized more than 30 voter registration drives, including several hosted by high schools.
During National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 25, Warner attended high school voter registration drives in Cabell, Putnam and Kanawha counties. Miss Teen International 2018 Georgia Clark and West Virginia Curator Randall Reid-Smith joined Warner.
As the secretary of state continues to push for new voter registration, the office is also purging the voter rolls of old, outdated and duplicated registrations. To check your registration status, visit https://sos.wv.gov/elections/Pages/VoterRegistration.aspx.
West Virginia’s deadline to register to vote in the general election is Tuesday, Oct. 16. The 2018 general election is Tuesday, Nov. 6. For more information on how to register to vote or to check your current voter registration go to www.GoVoteWV.
In Ohio and Kentucky, less than a week remains for eligible residents to register to vote in the 2018 general election. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is reminding voters of the Tuesday, Oct. 9 deadline for those who need to register to vote or update an existing registration.
Voters may go to MyOhio-Vote.com/VoterRegistration to register online or update an existing registration. Voter registration forms can also be printed from MyOhioVote.com or obtained from a local library or board of elections office.
In November, Ohio voters will decide a statewide ballot initiative, as well as races for both state and federal offices. There will also be 1,661 local issues and a number of local races, according to Husted’s office.
All Ohio voters may begin voting on Wednesday, Oct. 10 (first day after the close of registration) via in-person and by mail-in absentee ballot. For more information, visit MyOhioVote.com.
Military voters who have not yet registered to vote or submitted a request for an absentee ballot may do so by visiting OhioMilitaryVotes.com, while overseas voters can visit OhioVoterPassport.com.
All Ohio voters can visit MyOhioVote.com/Voter-Toolkit to check their voter registration status, find their polling location, view their sample ballot, and track their absentee ballot.
Voters in Kentucky also must be registered to vote, or have their information updated, by Oct. 9. Monday, Oct. 8, is an observed holiday — Columbus Day — which will further shorten that time window.
For more in formation, Kentucky residents can visit https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/govoteky or call the Kentucky State Board of Elections at 502-573-7100.