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Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit Over Online Voter Registration

Online Voter Registration

The West Virginia Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit filed against the county clerks of Kanawha and Cabell counties over their refusal to accept online voter registrations from the Secretary of State’s office.

Cabell County Clerk Karen Cole tells The Herald-Dispatch that she received an official statement Tuesday afternoon from the court saying the petition filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia had been rejected.

The lawsuit had been filed earlier that same day against Cole and Kanawha County Clerk Vera McCormick, who have been mailing papers out to online registrants to complete before they would accept the registration.

Cole and McCormick said they were uncomfortable with the security provisions in West Virginia’s voter registration website.

The deadline for voter registration was April 19.