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.
The Secretary of State’s Office reports about 50 percent of those using the online voter registration system were new applicants, signing up to vote for the first time. The other half were made up of voters looking to change their names, addresses, or party affiliations.
Residents from all of the state’s 55 counties have submitted information through the online system.
The deadline to register to vote in West Virginia’s primary election in Tuesday, April 19. Voters can use the online system or visit their county clerk’s office to fill out the registration form.
The state’s primary election will be held on May 10.
It will be the only time West Virginia voters can cast ballots for judicial officers, including the contested race for one open seat on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
West Virginia holds a closed primary meaning voters can only cast ballots for candidates from the party they are registered in. Registered independent voters can choose between the two party ballots.