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As you probably know, all West Virginia voters have the option of voting absentee due to concerns about COVID-19. This is the safest option because you can vote from home. However, despite our efforts to make the process consistent with the primary, for the general election registered voters in most counties won’t be mailed an absentee ballot application.
As things currently stand, here are your options for requesting an absentee ballot.
1). Request a ballot online using the Secretary of State’s absentee ballot application portal. While this is a welcome option for those voters who are able to use it, many voters in WV are not able to access it or are just not comfortable using it. Those voters can do one of the following:
2). Call or email your county clerk and ask them to mail an application to you; OR
3). Download and print an application and return it to your county clerk by mail or email.
At this point, only voters in Lincoln and Ohio counties will be mailed absentee ballot applications. But there’s still time for the Governor and Secretary of State to get this right and order election officials to mail absentee ballot applications to all eligible voters. With the threat of COVID-19 greater than it was in June, and at a time when USPS is under attack and mail delivery may be delayed, the Governor also could authorize the use of drop boxes to allow voters to hand deliver their ballots without putting themselves, county clerks and their staffs at risk.
That’s where you come in.
Demand Governor Jim Justice and Secretary of State Mac Warner to protect our health and our right to vote safely by taking action on these two issues:
Please contact the Governor and Secretary of State now to ensure that our democracy can function during this pandemic.
Governor Jim Justice – call (304) 558-2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary of State Mac Warner – call (304) 558-6000 or email email@example.com
Want to do more? Please contact your legislators and commissioners and ask them to advocate for their constituents on these issues and ensure we can safely vote by mail in November.
Thanks for doing your part in the fight for a democracy that works for all of us.
Important Election Dates and Deadlines
For more voting information visit GoVoteWV.com.