Raleigh County Clerk Office expects a huge mail-in ballot turnout

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Starting today, West Virginians have the option to apply for an absentee mail-in ballot to vote in the 2020 general election.

As COVID-19 spreads, more voters are requesting mail ballots. Raleigh County Chief Deputy Clerk Cecilia Chapman says the department has seen an influx of calls today and expects to see a record high absentee voter turnout. Chapman encourages anyone who would like to vote by mail to apply as soon as possible so that the department is not overwhelmed with applications near the deadline.

“In person, I know is not feeble right now, so pick up the phone call us, and we’re will be happy to mail it, or you can use the website which you can access from govotewv.com,” said Chapman.

If you would like to vote by an absentee mail-in ballot, you have until Oct. 13th and can register online on the secretary of state’s website.