Voter registration deadline for Primary Election quickly approaching

TAYLOR COUNTY—The Primary Election is inching closer and closer, but to be able to vote, individuals must be registered, and the deadline to do so is Tuesday.

Taylor County Clerk Georgianna Thompson would like to remind residents that they will have the ability to register to vote in the Primary Election until April 19, and early voting will take place from April 27 until May 7.

Individuals may register to vote in person at the County Clerk’s office, as well as at the Secretary of State’s Office, the Division of Motor Vehicles, many public assistance offices, military recruiting agencies and at many entities that help to serve people with disabilities.

However, for those who would rather skip an in-person visit, registering can be easily completed by visiting, where registrants will be asked to provide information from their driver’s license or state issued identification.

Applications, either sent via mail or downloaded from the aforementioned website, may be completed and mailed to the Taylor County Clerk’s Office, located at 128 West Main Street, Annex 2, Grafton, WV 26354.

Registrations sent by mail must be received or postmarked by no later than April 19, and those who wish to register in person on that date should check the local office’s business hours. 

Those registering online must do so by close of business of their county clerk’s office on the April 19.

According to West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner, updating a current voter registration before April 19 is especially important for voters that have moved to a different address, changed their name, or wish to change their political party.

For those voters who are already registered but not sure which party they’re supporting, a visit to the Secretary of State’s website listed above can help. Simply click on the WV Vote tab and the site will prompt you to input information to see which party will receive your vote.

According to Thompson, she has received questions regarding voting in the election. One of the common inquiries addressed who voters would be allowed to support in the primary election.

“We have had voters question if they are allowed to vote for the opposing party during the primary election,” she revealed. “The answer is no, not in the primary. Democrats must cast their vote on the Democrat ballot and Republicans for Republicans. The only exception is for those voters who are registered Independent, and they will have the option of which party ballot to vote on.”

She shared that residents can find the answer to many voter questions, keep up to date with election information and access an updated list of registration and polling place locations on

“Questions may also be directed to the WV Secretary of State’s Elections Division by phone at 304-558-6000 by sending a message to [email protected],” Thompson noted.

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