More than 22,000 registered voters in West Virginia have submitted requests to vote by mail in the general election.
On Tuesday, The West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office said over 15,000 voters used the office’s online portal to request an absentee ballot; and 7,348 people have contacted their county clerk about the process.
The state is allowing voters to cite the coronavirus as an excuse for receiving a ballot, but voters will not receive an absentee ballot application as they did for the June primary.
To apply for an absentee ballot, voters must either contact their county clerk or visit the online portal at govotewv.com
Voters will begin receiving absentee ballots on September 19. The final day county clerks will accept ballot request forms is October 28.