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Early Voting Begins in W.Va.

October 24, 2012
By JOSELYN KING - Political Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

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 Sunday.

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.

- In Brooke County, early voting hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

- In Hancock County, voters can cast ballots between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each weekday.

- In Marshall County, hours for voting are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Friday.

- In Ohio County, voting hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

- In Tyler County, voters can cast ballots between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays. The office will be open until 6 p.m. on Nov. 1.

- In Wetzel County, voting hours are 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and on Friday. 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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