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SOS Mac Warner purges voter rolls…are you still registered?

Secretary of State Mac Warner announced on April 19, 2017, that working with county clerks in all 55 counties they have now removed more than 47,000 outdated or ineligible voter files from the state’s voter registration system. Have you checked to see if your voter registration status is current? Check your voter registration status online at: https://services.sos.wv.gov/Elections/Voter/AmIRegisteredToVote You may call DRWV at 800-950-5250 if you have any questions or concerns about your right to vote.

TriState Update: West Virginia Advocates working to make sure polling places meet ADA standards

West Virginia Advocates working to make sure polling places meet ADA standards (tristateupdate.com)

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Looking for Volunteers to Assist with Accessible Ballots

WVA, along with the SILC, FairShake Network and the DDC, is looking for volunteers to assist with an advocacy initiative to ensure every county provides accessible sample ballots for the November 8th General Election. Attached is a letter (DOC) that was mailed out to each County Clerk. Please speak with anyone you may know that may be interested in helping. Here’s what we need:

  • Contact your county clerk to make sure they include information on how to request an accessible sample ballot when they publish the sample ballot in the newspaper
  • Contact your county clerk after the sample ballot has been published to request an accessible ballot
  • Report back to WVA about what you did and what responses you got from your county clerk
We would like to have at least one advocate in EVERY COUNTY to help with this effort so share this e-mail with all your friends and contacts! Please contact WVA if you have any questions. Read More > Looking for Volunteers to Assist with Accessible Ballots

Register to Vote by October 18, 2016

An email from Mountain State Centers for Independent Living reminding you to register to vote:

Register to Vote

You must register to vote by no later than 4 p.m. October 18, 2016 in order to vote in the November 8, 2016 General Election. This deadline also applies to a change of address or party change. You may apply to register to vote online, in person at your county clerk's office or by mail.

Register to vote online

To register to vote online, you must have a West Virginia driver's license or ID card number and the last four digits of your Social Security Number. Register online.

Register to vote in person

If you do not have a West Virginia driver's license or ID card number and the last four digits of your Social Security Number, you may register in person at your County Clerk's office. Visit the County Clerk Directory.

Vote as if your life depended on it -

because it does! Justin Dart

If you need help registering or have any questions, call us at 304-525-3324 in Huntington and 304-255-0122 in Beckley.

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Straight Party Ticket Voting has been Eliminated in WV

WV has eliminated the option to vote a straight party ticket.  For more information see this flyer from the WV Secretary of State's office (pdf). Read More > Straight Party Ticket Voting has been Eliminated in WV

National Voter Registration Month Kickoff

West Virginia Advocates staff attended the Secretary of State’s National Voter Registration Month kickoff. Please register and vote!

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Sarah Mathis, advocate, Christopher Mathis, registered voter, Natalie Tennant, Secretary of State, Susan Given, Executive Director, Gina Desmond, Advocate.
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5 Things That Are Harder Than Registering To Vote, Featuring President Obama

https://youtu.be/5eE7Da_6AMM

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WVA wants to know about your experience on Election Day.

  • Were you able to get into your polling place?
  • Were the poll workers able to help you?
  • Did you use the polling machine?
  • Did you have any problems when voting, or were unable to vote?

Call WVA at 800-950-5250 if you have any questions about voting.

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Primary Election Dates

WVA wants you to be aware of the following upcoming Primary Election Deadlines:

  • April 19, 2016 – Deadline to register to vote.
  • February 16, 2016 – May 4, 2016 ~ All eligible voters may apply to receive an absentee ballot by mail.
  • April 27, 2016 – May 7, 2016 ~ Early Voting is open during regular business hours at each county courthouse or courthouse annex. Early Voting is also available each Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
  • May 3, 2016 to May 10, 2016 – Eligible citizens, who are registered to vote, may request an emergency absentee ballot until noon on Election Day.
  • May 10, 2016 – Primary Election Day, Polls are open from 6:30am to 7:30pm.

If you have questions about registering to vote, or would like help registering to vote, please call WVA at 800-950-5250.

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Voting Commercials for 2016

2016 Voting Commercials from West Virginia Advocates.

Register to Vote

Register to Vote TV commercial transcript Register to Vote radio commercial and transcript

Time to Vote

Time to Vote TV commercial transcript. Time to Vote radio commercial (mp3) and transcript. Read More > Voting Commercials for 2016