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 Early Voting Begins Wednesday, April 25; Secretary of State Announces Voter Registration Totals

4/24/2012

    Charleston, W.Va. – Early voting in West Virginia’s 2012 Primary Election begins Wednesday, April 25.
 
    Early voting takes place at either the county courthouse or courthouse annex during regular business hours.
 
    There will be ten days of early voting: April 25 through April 28, and then April 30 through May 5. There is no early voting on Sunday, April 29.
 
    Election Day in West Virginia is Tuesday, May 8.
 
    Early voting continues to be a popular option for West Virginians. In the 2008 Primary Election 70,815 people cast their ballot during the early voting period. In the 2008 General Election 153,096 people cast their ballot during the early voting period.
 
    “I encourage every eligible voter in West Virginia to go to the polls and vote, whether it is during the early voting period or on Election Day,” Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant said. “As I have said to groups ranging from senior citizens to high school seniors, how is anyone supposed to know what you want if you don’t vote? Your vote is your voice, and I hope everyone makes their voice heard during this election.”
 
    The Secretary of State’s Office also announced voter registration totals for the 2012 primary election.
 
    There are 1,226,545 eligible voters in West Virginia. 640,888 (52.25%) are registered Democrat, 352,304 (28.72%) are registered Republican, 1,286 (.10%) are registered Mountain, and 210,562 (17.17%) are registered with no party affiliation. There are 21,505 (1.75%) registered with another political party.
 
    The Secretary of State’s Office will again be releasing a daily update on how many early votes have been cast and how many absentee ballots have been received by county clerks. Those daily updated numbers will be available on the Secretary of State’s website at www.wvsos.com.

 

County

Democrat

Republican

Mountain

No Party Affiliation

Other

Total

BARBOUR

4566

3352

6

1353

155

9432

BERKELEY

22637

23678

141

18624

287

65367

BOONE

14772

2118

8

1728

453

19079

BRAXTON

6025

1535

5

1050

51

8666

BROOKE

10701

3815

10

2931

147

17604

CABELL

30616

18926

67

9736

543

59888

CALHOUN

3405

1197

8

850

157

5617

CLAY

4433

1239

2

631

198

6503

DODDRIDGE

1149

2694

9

758

157

4767

FAYETTE

17496

4900

36

4292

130

26854

GILMER

3156

926

8

496

181

4767

GRANT

1286

5295

4

1476

31

8092

GREENBRIER

13547

6721

19

3714

1109

25110

HAMPSHIRE

5615

4736

26

2771

992

14140

HANCOCK

13500

5910

11

3776

219

23416

HARDY

4659

2160

8

1844

21

8692

HARRISON

23510

12096

35

7741

124

43506

JACKSON

8752

8642

27

3670

321

21412

JEFFERSON

13350

10167

80

10451

747

34795

KANAWHA

69121

37159

151

23949

1584

131964

LEWIS

4182

3231

11

1382

47

8853

LINCOLN

13876

3009

6

2088

204

19183

LOGAN

20449

2401

12

1726

565

25153

MARION

25537

9255

36

5460

1589

41877

MARSHALL

11136

6172

22

4081

413

21824

MASON

9820

6114

13

2568

287

18802

MCDOWELL

12201

1288

8

1844

449

15790

MERCER

20611

9672

55

7605

703

38646

MINERAL

6024

7284

10

3537

174

17029

MINGO

17727

1827

5

1498

427

21484

MONONGALIA

26909

15692

80

11624

681

54986

MONROE

4863

3316

5

1584

65

9833

MORGAN

3414

4918

46

2831

290

11499

NICHOLAS

9839

3720

31

2319

336

16245

OHIO

15647

10020

28

4843

2224

32762

PENDLETON

2889

1549

4

861

199

5502

PLEASANTS

2560

1569

0

850

154

5133

POCAHONTAS

2612

1368

3

1020

10

5013

PRESTON

7878

8330

13

3536

149

19906

PUTNAM

15629

15225

35

6105

480

37474

RALEIGH

29415

14823

39

9940

366

54583

RANDOLPH

10649

4071

21

2834

540

18115

RITCHIE

2015

3746

6

1136

158

7061

ROANE

4384

3383

17

2114

21

9919

SUMMERS

5977

1708

10

1226

168

9089

TAYLOR

5151

3200

4

1438

442

10235

TUCKER

2661

1502

6

673

372

5214

TYLER

2079

2955

5

985

68

6092

UPSHUR

4619

6697

10

2547

35

13908

WAYNE

19643

7107

13

2860

438

30061

WEBSTER

4622

703

8

369

501

6203

WETZEL

8077

2706

9

1535

291

12618

WIRT

2047

1456

5

721

61

4290

WOOD

20872

21521

38

11299

427

54157

WYOMING

12578

3500

11

1682

564

18335

Total

640888

352304

1286

210562

21505

1226545

 

52.25%

28.72%

0.10%

17.17%

1.75%

 

Contact:

Jake Glance
(304) 558-6000
jglance@wvsos.com