COVID-19 concern considered a viable reason to apply for absentee ballot in general election

RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Raleigh County Commission passed the Emergency Absentee Voting Policy on Tuesday.

According to Raleigh County Clerk Danny Moore, this means that anyone who feels concerned about COVID-19 can apply for an absentee ballot.

During the primary election, absentee ballots were sent to every registered voter. That will not be the case this time, so you have to apply in order to receive one. 

You go online, Secretary of State’s Office, and print it off or give us a phone call or come by the office, and we will give you the application for an absentee ballot, but it’s got to be because of COVID-19 that you feel threatened to go out and vote,” Moore said.  

The county clerk’s office must receive your application six days before the election. 


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Anna Saunders
Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.