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Early Vote Totals in W.Va. Down By Nearly 11,000

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The West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office is reporting early voting numbers this year are down compared to the last mid-term election cycle in 2010. 

In a release, the Secretary of State’s Office said with all 55 counties now reporting, 97,323 West Virginians cast ballots during the state’s early voting period. That’s down by 10,889 participants when compared to the 2010 early voting period where 108,212 people voted.

The office also reports receiving 4,828 absentee ballots this year, down from the 5,475 cast four years ago.

There are more than 1.2 million West Virginians eligible to vote in Tuesday’s General Election, but voter turnout tends to be lower when there’s no presidential candidate on the ballot.