CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia voters went to their early voting polls in record numbers during the past two weeks according to Secretary of State Natalie Tennant.

There were 44,547 residents to vote during the 10-day period that wrapped up Saturday, a record for an off-year primary election.

“These numbers prove that even with a shortened early voting period, this option continues to be very convenient for West Virginians,” Tennant said. “We have seen the number of people taking advantage of early voting increase from just 14,000 in 2002 to more than 44,000 this year. Hopefully we see this trend continue into Election Day with a high voter turnout.”

There were 40,557 early voters in the 2010 early voting primary election period.

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  • Justsayno

    Early voting will be the first thing the Republicans go after when they get control in WV. Power to the People!

    • WVMuse

      lol Who told you that?
      Republicans are only against voting by the dead, the same people more than once, family pets ... things like that. You're OK with those things?