More than 58,000 West Virginians vote early

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than 58,000 West Virginians voted during the state’s 10-day early voting period.

The West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office on Monday released data related to early voting. West Virginians had from April 26 to May 7 to vote ahead of polls opening Tuesday morning at 6:30.

Kanawha County, the state’s most populous county, had the most early voters with 5,127 residents voting before polls closed last Saturday. Officials also reported Wood and Monongalia counties surpassed 4,000 voters with 4,994 and 4,433 voters each.

The Secretary of State’s Office also reported 6,574 West Virginians requested absentee ballots for the primary election. Nearly 3,900 voters have returned their ballots as of Monday.

There are more than 1.1 million registered voters in West Virginia.

Polls will be open Tuesday until 7:30 p.m. For voters who received an absentee ballot, they have until the closing of polls to submit their ballot.

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