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Early voting begins in West Virginia

October 24, 2012
By JOSELYN KING - Special to the Herald-Star , The Herald-Star

WHEELING - Voters across West Virginia start casting their ballots today for the Nov. 6 presidential election.

Early voting at local courthouses continues through Nov. 3, with polls open on weekdays and Saturdays. There is no voting on Sundays.

Most recent voter registration numbers released by the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office on Tuesday indicate there are 1,246,559 registered voters across the state.

Among them are 640,532 Democrats; 358,655 Republicans; 222,016 people registered with no party affiliation; 1,385 Mountain Party members; and 23,971 people registered with other political parties.

Early voting hours in local counties are as follows:

Brooke County, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Hancock County, 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each weekday.

Marshall County, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Fridays.

Ohio County, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Tyler County, 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. The office will be open until 6 p.m. on Nov. 1.

Wetzel County, 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and on Fridays. The polls will close at 4 p.m. on Thursdays.

Polls in all counties are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

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