Tuesday, May 13, 2008

West Virginia: How independent are you?

West Virginia's Democratic primary was open to independent voters for the first time, and election officials were expecting a strong turnout. More than 76,000 West Virginians cast ballots during an early voting period that ran from April 23 to May 10, easily surpassing the previous record of 27,000 early ballots set in 2004. More than 70 percent of those ballots were cast in the Democratic primary, officials reported. (Free Internet Press)

More than half of registered voters in the state are Democrats, under 30 percent Republican, but more than 14 percent are registered independent according to Secretary of State Betty Ireland. (WVNS-TV Beckley, Bluefield and Lewisville)

Independent voters just need to request a Democratic or Republican ballot at the appropriate polling place. ( WOWK-TV Charleston and Huntington)

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