Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 3, 2014

Deadline to register to vote in primary election is April 22

PRINCETON — Voters still have time to make sure they are registered to vote during the upcoming May primary, plus they will have an opportunity to cast early ballots before the primary.

The last day to register to vote in time for the May 13 primary election is April 22, said Mercer County Clerk Verlin Moye. Residents can register at the Mercer County Courthouse if they are not registered to vote already.

“If you’ve voted during the last couple of elections, you should still be registered,” Moye said.

People who are not sure about the status of their voter registration can call the county clerk’s office at 304-487-8338 or 8339.

Early voting begins in Mercer County on April 30 and continues until May 10. This will include the two Saturdays during this time period, Moye said. There will be two locations for casting early ballots.

The first location is at the Mercer County Courthouse. A second ballot station will be at the Bluefield Youth Center on Stadium Drive in Bluefield. Mercer County voters can cast their ballots at either location, Moye said.

The ballot locations will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The Bluefield location has been popular ever since its opening more than two years ago.

“And it’s growing in popularity more and more with every election,” Moye stated. “It’s more convenient for our friends in Bluefield, and the city goes over and above to help us in every way. You don’t have to live in Bluefield to vote there. You can vote at either the courthouse or in Bluefield. I plan on keeping it there for the foreseeable future. It’s a great location.”

“I would love to see a good turnout,” Moye said Wednesday. “It’s an off-election year, but we’re going to have some hotly contested races. The county commission race should be interesting.”

In McDowell County, residents can also register to vote until April 22 at the McDowell County Courthouse, according to Election Supervisor Crystal Greer.

Early voting in McDowell County begins April 20 to May 10. Voting hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and both Saturdays during this period, at the McDowell County Courthouse.

The dates for early voting and voter registration are the same in Monroe County. Early voting will be April 30 to May 10 at the 911 Center behind the Monroe County Courthouse and at Peterstown Town Hall. Early voting will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Voters can register at the circuit clerk’s office until April 22.

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