What you need to know before casting your primary ballot

Published: Apr. 27, 2022 at 9:09 AM EDT
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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - Early voting for the West Virginia primaries began on April 27 and will last until May 7.

But casting a ballot in-person prior to May 10 is not the only option voters have. You can also request an absentee ballot.

Note that the processing of mailing in a ballot will differ from the 2020 election, when protocols were eased due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner said active service members, first responders, citizens who are overseas and disabled persons can utilize online voting.

Warner assured voters every method is secure.

An Associated Press review of potential voter fraud in six battleground states in the 2020 election identified 475 out of 25.5 million ballots cast, or 0.002%.

Depite the miniscule number of cases of alleged fraud that year, Warner, a Republican, is introducing a new way for voters to report any potential violations to his office by texting “WV” to 45995.

For more voting information and sample ballots, you can visit GoVoteWV.com.

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