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Warner: 4,700 West Virginians register to vote

CHARLESTON — More than 4,700 people updated their voters registration or registered to vote on Tuesday, National Voter Registration Day in the United States, Secretary of State Mac Warner said.

The state processed 4,738 transactions on Tuesday, a record for a single day’s activity through the online portal during the 2020 election cycle, he said.

“West Virginia citizens are engaged and getting ready for the November general election,” Warner said. “Eligible citizens have to first be registered to vote to participate in the election.”

As of Wednesday morning, 1,247,346 people were registered to vote in West Virginia.

The last day to register to vote in the general election is Oct. 13. For more information on how to register online or how to contact a county clerk, go to GoVoteWV.com.

National Voter Registration Day was created in 2012 to focus on every eligible citizen being registered and prepared to participate in the election process. It is celebrated on the fourth Tuesday of September.

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