Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 9, 2014

2 days remain to vote early for primary contest

PRINCETON — There are only two days left to cast an early ballot for the May 13 primary contest in West Virginia.

“Your vote is your voice, let it be heard,” Mercer County Clerk Verlin Moye said.

Mercer County has had 784 early voters and there are only two days left to vote early, Moye said.

In Mercer County, early ballots can be cast at both the courthouse in Princeton and the satellite precinct in Bluefield, which is located inside of the youth center on Stadium Drive. Early ballots can be cast in Mercer County Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Voters can also cast an early ballot from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. this Saturday.

Monroe County Clerk Donnie Evans is also encouraging people to come out and vote who might not be in town on Tuesday or may not be able to make it to the polls Tuesday due to work.

“So far we have had 238 people come out,” Evans said.

In Monore County, early ballots also can be cast Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at both the courthouse in Union and the satellite precinct at the Peterstown Town Hall.

Another 232 people have turned out to vote early in McDowell County, which is a pretty regular number, according to McDowell County Clerk Don Hicks.

“There is no reason no one should not vote. There are so many opportunities and people need to take advantage of them. Once the election is over, people who did not vote cannot complain; if you didn’t voice your opinion at voting time, you cannot voice it now,” Hicks said.

In McDowell County, early ballots can be cast at the McDowell County Courthouse in Welch Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., as well as this Saturday.

— Contact Anne Elgin at aelgin@bdtonline.com

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