Online Voter Registration

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U.S. Department of State

 Following a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia, a federal judge has ordered Cabell County Clerk Karen Cole to accept and process online voter registrations.

Cole has stood her ground before on her refusal to process online voter registrations. The ACLU unsuccessfully sued her during the 2016 primaries in the spring, when she told West Virginia Public Broadcasting that she had concerns regarding the security of registering online. 


Time is running out for West Virginians to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election.

Tuesday is the deadline to register. Residents can apply to register to vote online, at a county clerk's office or by mail.

Online Voter Registration

With the arrival of the last day to register to vote before next month's primary election in West Virginia, the secretary of state's office says activity through the online voter registration application system has surged.

The secretary of state's office said the system received more than 10,000 submissions last week, accounting for almost a third of the submissions. There were about 1,100 submissions the first full month and 8,600 submissions in March.

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More than 33,000 West Virginia voters have used the state’s online voter registration system. The numbers come from the Secretary of State’s Office as the deadline to register to vote in West Virginia’s primary election is quickly approaching.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, we learn about one county in West Virginia that is not yet satisfied with West Virginia’s current version of the online voting registration process. Also, Kara Lofton Brings us a report on the opportunities residents of West Virginia have for their end-of-life stages.

Online Voter Registration

Online voter registration - on the surface it may seem like a no-brainer idea to increase the number of voters in the state. But one county isn’t satisfied with the program.

Secretary of State's Office

West Virginia's new online voter registration system has clicked with voters.

Secretary of State Natalie Tennant says her office received 1,082 submissions through the system in its first month. The submissions included 439 new voter registration applications, 349 address changes, 267 party changes and 27 name changes.