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 Early Voting Begins Wednesday Across West Virginia; Secretary of State Releases Voter Registration Totals

10/23/2012
     Charleston, W.Va. – Early Voting for the 2012 General Election begins Wednesday at county courthouses and courthouse annexes across West Virginia and will continue until 5:00 PM on November 3.
 
    The Early Voting period includes two Saturdays, October 27 and November 3. There will be no Early Voting on Sunday, October 28. Citizens can check the hours of Early Voting in their county on the Secretary of State’s website at www.wvsos.com.
 
    Election Day is November 6.
 
    Early Voting is a popular option for West Virginians. In the 2008 General Election, more than 153,000 people voted during the Early Voting period. That was almost 22 percent of all of the votes cast in that election. Even though the Early Voting period has been shortened since then, Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant expects voter turnout to be strong.
 
    “This is an election in which we are choosing our President, our delegation to Washington, our state leaders, and our local leaders,” Secretary Tennant said. “Even though this is the seventh statewide election since May of 2010, I am confident that the people of West Virginia will go to the polls to help decide in which direction our state and nation will go. There can be no such thing as voter fatigue when the issues facing us are so important.”
 
    Overall turnout for the 2008 General Election was 58.7%.
 
    Secretary Tennant also released voter registration totals for the General Election. There are 1,246,559 registered voters in West Virginia. According to the Statewide Voter Registration System, 640,532 Democrats, 358,655 Republicans, 1,385 Mountain, 222,016 people registered with no party affiliation, and 23,971 people registered with another political party are eligible to cast a ballot in the 2012 General Election.

County

Democrat

Republican

Mountain

No Party Affiliation

Other

Total

BARBOUR

4602

3394

6

1479

164

9645

BERKELEY

23188

24378

139

19755

345

67805

BOONE

14450

2142

8

1851

514

18965

BRAXTON

5997

1570

5

1112

53

8737

BROOKE

10704

3878

10

3059

195

17846

CABELL

31167

19394

78

10413

584

61636

CALHOUN

3386

1211

8

875

175

5655

CLAY

4413

1271

3

649

241

6577

DODDRIDGE

1153

2707

9

827

160

4856

FAYETTE

17203

5015

40

4473

137

26868

GILMER

3140

917

8

513

212

4790

GRANT

1268

5268

4

1535

33

8108

GREENBRIER

13582

6894

17

3925

1187

25605

HAMPSHIRE

5622

4846

27

2937

988

14420

HANCOCK

13430

6003

11

3924

236

23604

HARDY

4629

2220

8

1915

21

8793

HARRISON

23475

12326

43

8316

128

44288

JACKSON

8737

8704

30

3855

314

21640

JEFFERSON

13446

10316

81

10897

834

35574

KANAWHA

69650

37869

178

25269

1725

134691

LEWIS

4274

3341

11

1497

47

9170

LINCOLN

13073

2997

7

2191

222

18490

LOGAN

20480

2494

12

1815

708

25509

MARION

25335

9316

35

5397

1983

42066

MARSHALL

11092

6231

22

4255

465

22065

MASON

9823

6178

16

2619

329

18965

MCDOWELL

12119

1356

9

1951

550

15985

MERCER

20565

9996

63

8201

736

39561

MINERAL

6064

7464

11

3774

184

17497

MINGO

17711

1865

5

1537

520

21638

MONONGALIA

27639

16443

93

12743

790

57708

MONROE

4874

3357

6

1676

64

9977

MORGAN

3430

5035

48

2988

301

11802

NICHOLAS

9806

3852

29

2510

402

16599

OHIO

15667

10153

33

5138

2276

33267

PENDLETON

2858

1576

5

914

239

5592

PLEASANTS

2548

1617

0

867

186

5218

POCAHONTAS

2632

1384

7

1108

15

5146

PRESTON

7623

8251

16

3517

187

19594

PUTNAM

15023

15026

35

6058

564

36706

RALEIGH

29291

15249

43

10709

362

55654

RANDOLPH

10700

4132

21

2937

625

18415

RITCHIE

1989

3734

5

1239

154

7121

ROANE

4371

3393

20

2208

21

10013

SUMMERS

5961

1775

13

1317

179

9245

TAYLOR

5180

3308

4

1531

486

10509

TUCKER

2664

1503

8

708

406

5289

TYLER

2096

2948

5

1043

73

6165

UPSHUR

4627

6793

10

2699

34

14163

WAYNE

19572

7219

11

3029

502

30333

WEBSTER

4574

727

7

360

583

6251

WETZEL

8078

2737

9

1610

326

12760

WIRT

2070

1473

6

734

67

4350

WOOD

20931

21839

36

11791

465

55062

WYOMING

12550

3570

11

1766

674

18571

Total

640532

358655

1385

222016

23971

1246559

 

51.38%

28.77%

0.11%

17.81%

1.92%

 

Contact:

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