PARKERSBURG - Wood County officials inspected the electronic voting machines to be used beginning next week for early voting.
"There will be a total of 36 machines used for early voting. Sixteen will be used at the downtown site and five each will be used at the community vote sites," said deputy clerk Mark Rhodes.
Wood County Commissioners Steve Gainer, Wayne Dunn and Blair Couch inspected the iVotronics Thursday. County Clerk Jamie Six and Rhodes loaded a general election ballot into an Ivotronic so the commissioners could see it.
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Wood County clerk Jamie Six, Commissioners Wayne Dunn and Steve Gainer and deputy clerk Mark Rhodes look over electronic voting machines that will be used for early voting next week.
Six reported a deputy clerk in the voter registration office earlier voted a total of 1,309 different times. The election officials vote every position and every precinct, plus a blank ballot style to make sure the provisional function is working. The system is also tested to make sure if there is an overvote or undervote it is detected and to make sure if someone marks a straight party ticket then crosses over to vote in one race that the straight party ticket choices remain intact.
Early voting opens next Wednesday, Oct. 24 through Nov. 3 at the regular downtown site, in the Judge Black Courthouse Annex. The annex polling place can be accessed through the double doors off Market Street facing the Blennerhasett Hotel.
Hours for the Judge Black annex voting site will be 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and on two Saturdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Early voting opens Oct. 24-Nov. 3 at the Judge Black Courthouse Annex. Hours will be 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and two Saturdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Early voting will also be offered at four community sites Oct. 30-Nov. 3. Hours at those sites will be Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and on one Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The community vote sites will be located at the Williamstown City Building, 100 West Fifth St.; Vienna City Building, 609 29th St.; Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department, 1695 Elizabeth Pike, and Lubeck Volunteer Fire Department, 1340 Harris Highway.
There also be four community voting sites open again this election.
Those sites will be open Oct. 30-Nov. 3, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The community vote sites will be located at the Williamstown City Building, 100 West Fifth St.; Vienna City Building, 609 29th St.; Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department, 1695 Elizabeth Pike, and Lubeck Volunteer Fire Department, 1340 Harris Highway.
All ballot styles will be available at all early vote precincts, so any Wood County registered voter can go to any of those sites to cast an early ballot, Six said.
If you want to check the status of your voter registration, or have other election questions, contact the voter registration office on the fourth floor of the courthouse, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call 304-424-1860.
More information is available online at the West Virginia Secretary of State's website: www.sos.wv.gov or the Wood County website at: www.woodcountywv.com, go to the County Clerk icon and click on election information.