|Secretary Tennant Issues Statement on Ballot Access Ruling
Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant issued a statement on the United States District Court for the Southern District overturning the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals interpretation of the state’s independent candidate nominating process.
Secretary Tennant Honors West Virginia’s Veterans
West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant honored and thanked West Virginia veterans at today’s 74th annual Charleston Veterans Day parade ceremony and BridgeValley Community and Technical College’s annual luncheon.
Tennant warns business owners of potential scam
The Secretary of State’s Office has received multiple complaints in the last few days about a company called Annual Business Services that is sending a fake notice via mail that resembles the Secretary of State’s Office’s annual report forms.
Boots to Business Bill becomes state law
Secretary Tennant’s “Boots to Business Bill” (SB 316) was signed into law today by Governor Tomblin, after passing both the House and Senate unanimously earlier this month.
Secretary Tennant Applauds Investigative Efforts
West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant praised the ongoing work of federal investigators, federal attorneys, the State Police, and her office on the work in the Mingo County corruption investigation.
Teamwork Among Agencies Made Election Day A Success
600,000 West Virginians cast their ballot in the General Election. Almost all of them went to the polling place thinking about who would get their vote – not that they may need to say thank you to those who made it possible for them to vote that day.
West Virginia One of 15 States Recognized For Extraordinary Efforts To Protect Military Voters
The All-Star states include: Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.
Wayne County Clerk Jim Booten Passes Away
West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant offered her condolences to the family of Wayne County Clerk Jim Booten after he passed away following a battle with cancer.
West Virginia Election Manager Named To National Board
David Nichols, the Elections Manager in Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant’s Office, was elected to the National Association of State Elections Directors (NASED) Executive Committee during their annual conference this week in Washington, D.C.
Tennant: Voting And Football Are American Traditions
Voter registration radio advertisements began running this week during the weekly radio shows of Marshall Coach Doc Holliday and WVU Coach Dana Holgorsen. The spots will also air during the pregame and postgame shows on both team’s network.
"Seasons still change, and elections still happen."
Secretary Tennant, the state’s chief elections officer, told a group of military members and their families that it is her duty to make sure they have the opportunity to cast their ballot, no matter where in the world their duty takes them.
2010: The Year Of Change
2010 turned out to be more eventful, interesting, and historic than anyone could have imagined. Here are the most memorable moments of 2010 ... sit back and enjoy!
Tennant: Ready To Clear Up "Ambiguous" State Code
A recent decision by Raleigh County Circuit Judge H.L. Kirkpatrick said parts of the code were “ambiguous,” resulting in more than 300 contested absentee ballots being thrown out in the Lincoln County primary election.
Tennant Hosts Live Webcast From Secretary of State's Office
The webcast contained information about voting systems used in West Virginia, as well as the Secretary of State’s plan for assisting county clerks on Election Day and a personal message from Secretary Tennant to voters and poll workers.
29 Lost Coal Miners Honored On Earth Day
State officials, along with leaders from Glenville State College and students from Parkersburg, planted 29 trees today in remembrance of the lost Upper Big Branch Coal Miners and in observance of Earth Day.
Veterans Memorial Rededicated At The Capitol
The memorial had been closed for more than a year to repair damage that occurred in 2007, and to add more than 1,430 names that had been left off and correct names that had been misspelled.
Tennant Files New Elections Rules
Changes include clarification of how poll workers are chosen, how long a satellite plan is in place for an election cycle, adding public notice requirements, and removing a restriction to keep a satellite precinct open for the entire early voting period.
Number of Online Filings Hits Record High
As of June 5, the Secretary of State’s office had received 9.358 online annual report filings through the website www.business4wv.com. This is an increase of more than 2,000 from this time last year.