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Warner: County clerks have removed 253,263 abandoned voter files in past four years


CHARLESTON —  During the past four years, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner  has worked  with all 55 county clerks to identify and remove abandoned registrations from deceased voters, felons, duplicate records and people who had moved out of state. They also began a campaign to register new voters. To date, the clerks have removed 253,263 voter files statewide.

Warner said that his office and the county clerks implemented a public education effort that emphasized voter registration, especially for young people and newcomers to the state. County clerks have registered 242,044 new voters over the last four years, including more than 65,000 eligible high school students.

As of Feb. 11, West Virginia has 1,219,542 registered voters. 

“Eligible West Virginia citizens can now register to vote or update their current registration online anytime,” Warner said. 

To register to vote or to find more information on elections, visit GoVoteWV.com.

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