Wednesday marked the first day of early voting in West Virginia, and polling numbers in Ohio County show that people can’t wait to get out to cast their ballot.
Polling officials at the City-County Building said they had nearly 150 voters cast their ballots by 1:30 this afternoon. To vote early, all you have to do is be a registered voter, and head to a polling location and tell them your name.
Ohio County Elections Coordinator Toni Chieffalo said early voting is about casting your ballot at your convenience. “If you have plans on November 4th already, or you’re going out of town and it’s around that date and you think you’re going to be busy getting ready to go, come in and early vote. For the people who work down town it’s really convenient, it’s just a convenience. Some people really enjoy doing it, there are some voters who still like to vote on election day and either way, get your vote in,” she said.
Ohio County voters can cast their ballots at the City-County Building from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Through Saturday this week, and Monday through Saturday next week, too. Election Day is Tuesday, November 4.