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 Early Voting For Special United States Senate Primary Begins August 20


    Charleston, W.Va. – Early in person voting begins August 20 across West Virginia, as people go to the polls to choose which candidates will face off in November for the unexpired United States Senate term. 

    There are 14 candidates – 10 Democrats, three Republicans, and one Mountain Party – on the primary ballot. Voters who are registered with no party affiliation may cast a ballot for any one of those three parties, but must request a ballot. 

    Voters can cast a ballot early at their county courthouse or annex during regular business hours beginning Friday, August 20. Polls will also be open on Saturday, August 21. 

    There will be no early voting on Sunday, August 22. 

    Early voting continues on Monday, August 23 and ends on Wednesday, August 25. 

    Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant announced late last week that there is a lot of interest in this election among first time voters. More than 6,000 people registered to vote from June 28 to the August 9 deadline. That’s more people than registered to vote in the same time period in 2008, a presidential election year. 

    The special primary election to fill the unexpired term left following the death of Senator Byrd is set for Saturday, August 28, 2010. 

    Polls will be open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM on August 28. 

    Tennant urges West Virginians to make sure they know where to vote. A small number of precincts in the state have been moved because the regular polling place was unavailable. 

    The general election for this office will take place with the normally scheduled November 2, 2010 election.


Jake Glance
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