Early voting begins today

CHARLES TOWN — The 10-day early voting period begins today.

The early voting period continues through Saturday and then resumes Monday, and runs through May 5, according to Jake Glance, public relations with the West Virginia Secretary of State.

Early voters can cast their ballots at the courthouse, weekday hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,” said Wendy Evangelispi, Jefferson County deputy clerk.

There is no early voting on Sunday, April 29.

Primary election is May 8, poling places are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

There are 32 precincts in Jefferson County.

For more information call the Jefferson County Clerk at 304-728-3215.

There are 1,226,545 eligible voters in West Virginia. 640,888, 52.25 percent, are registered Democrat, while 352,304, or 28.72 percent, are registered Republican. More than 17 percent of residents, 210,562, have no party affiliation.

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.

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