The Times West Virginian

November 6, 2012

County clerk urges voter turnout

Nearly 4,200 ballots cast in early voting; polls open today from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

By Kaylyn Christopher
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Voters across the country will be exercising their power to elect officials today as they head to the polls to cast their ballots.

In Marion County, voters will make their selections at one of 76 designated polling places. The polls open at 6:30 a.m. today and will close at 7:30 p.m.

Then it’s just a waiting game until the returns are in.

According to Janice Cosco, Marion County clerk, traditional voters who regularly participate in the election do not need to bring a photo ID. First-time voters who registered by mail, however, must provide a current form of ID such as a driver’s license or a copy of a document with updated name and address information.

As of Monday, Cosco said Marion County voter participation had been excellent, with 4,157 people voting early and 615 participating in absentee voting by mail.

“We’ve been very pleased with the turnout so far,” Cosco said.

Statewide, 150,666 early ballots were cast, according to the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office.

Voters will have the chance to select candidates at the national and state levels during today’s election.


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