Ready to Vote?

Abby Fraley

James Monroe High School had 100% of its Seniors registered to vote, so now we need to see that same percentage in voter turnout at this year’s primary election on June 9th, 2020 to make our voice heard. Due to the pandemic, if you do not want to vote in person at your local election precinct, you can vote using an absentee ballot for medical reasons even if you do not currently have any medical issues. All registered voters should have received an absentee ballot application and must get it to your County Clerk by June 3rd, 2020 in order to vote via absentee ballot. Even if the request is postmarked that day, it cannot be accepted because state law requires the absentee ballot application to be physically present with the County Clerk on June 3rd. Once you mail in the application you will receive an absentee ballot with instructions, and you need to return that by June 8th, 2020. The actual election will be held on June 9th, 2020 with early voting running from May 27th to June 6th. Remember, if you are an independent/nonaffiliated voter you must choose either a Democratic or Republican ballot to vote in this primary election. If you have any questions contact the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office or your local County Clerk’s office. Be informed on the candidates, check for updates on the Secretary of States Office, and get out and vote. Every vote counts! For details and updates check out the WV Secretary of State’s website: https://sos.wv.gov/elections/Pages/GoVoteWV.aspx.