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 Regional Meetings With County Clerks Offer Vital Networking Among Election Officials

7/9/2012

    Berkeley Springs, W.Va. – The West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office is hosting six regional election meetings over the next few weeks, meaning election officials can meet face to face to discuss issues that may arise the next time people cast a ballot.
 
    The first meeting is July 9 in Berkeley Springs. Other meetings will be held July 10 in Morgantown, July 11 in Buckhannon, July 23 in Chapmanville, July 25 in Lewisburg, and July 26 in Parkersburg.
 
    David Nichols, the Elections Division Manager for the Secretary of State’s Office will attend the meetings along with other election specialists.
 
    Election officials will discuss topics such as the early voting process, the voter registration process, poll worker training, and many other election procedures.
 
“We wanted to have meetings around the state to make it easy for election officials to attend,” Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant said. “No county clerk or election official will have to drive more than two hours to their meeting. And it’s important to have this face to face contact as we move closer to the election. It offers time to network and have questions answered quickly.”
 
    The Secretary of State’s Office is also planning a training session for county clerks and election officials on the Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS), which is a database containing information on all voters in West Virginia. That three-day intensive program will be offered beginning August 20 in Flatwoods.
 
    Election Day is November 6. Early voting begins October 24 and ends November 3. 
    
    For more information on the election, voter registration information, and to view candidate campaign finance reports, click here.

Contact:

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