LOGAN, W.Va. — Early voting began across West Virginia April 27, and by the afternoon, a line of voters eager to exercise their right to vote had formed in the Logan County Courthouse.
This reporter waited in line with around 8 people for about 10 minutes; however, the line’s population seemed to remain steady as people filtered in and out of the voting room.
A poll worker reported more than 70 people had cast their ballots by 1 p.m.
Two voting machines can be found in room 102 at the Logan County Courthouse; however, early voters and anyone needing to access services in room 102 will most likely need to take a number.
While registration for the primary election ended April 19, many voters will remember room 102 as the room where a voter’s registration card can be obtained.
To make the process of early voting a little easier, the City of Logan has provided three free parking spaces front of the courthouse on Stratton Street.
To exercise their right to vote, citizens need only be registered in the county and will not have to provide identification.
Early voting will continue until May 7, and emergency absentee voting will be available from May 3 until 12 p.m. May 10.
Polls for the May 10 primary will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m..
The deadline to register to vote in the 2016 general election is October 18.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]