From WV Secretary of State: In order to participate in the Nov. 3 General Election, an eligible citizen of the state must be registered to vote. The last day to register to vote in West Virginia is Tuesday, Oct. 13. It is also the last day for a current voter to update their registration if they’ve moved to a different address, changed their name since the last election or wish to update their party affiliation.According to WV Secretary of State Mac Warner, eligible citizens can now register to vote online anytime by going to GoVoteWV.com – an official website for the WVSOS office. Registered voters are also encouraged to check their voter registration at the same website to ensure their address and other information is correct and to confirm eligibility to vote. Eligible citizens may also contact their county clerk’s office to register by using an approved voter registration application.According to Warner, there are currently 1,256,339 registered voters in West Virginia. In the last 44 months, Warner worked with the state’s 55 county clerks to register more than 201,000 new voters. At the same time, nearly 192,000 deceased, duplicate, out of state and convicted felon registration files have been cancelled in from the Statewide Voter Registration System.In-person early voting in West Virginia begins on Oct. 21 and runs through Oct. 31. The last day to request an absentee ballot is Oct. 28.”We are asking all voters to make a plan to vote. Encourage your family members, friends and neighbors to make a plan as well,” Warner said.For more information regarding voting regulations in West Virginia visit GoVoteWV.com
From MD Board of Elections: The Maryland State Board of Elections reminds state residents that today is the deadline to register in advance to vote in the 2020 General Election. Today is also the deadline for Marylanders to update their voter information.Marylanders wishing to register to vote in advance of the General Election or update their registration information should visit the following web page:https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/…/Instruct…Voters can confirm their registration status and information currently on file at:https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearchDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, Maryland, like many states, updated its voter registration guidelines for college students. More information on this is available at:https://elections.maryland.gov/voter…/students.htmlMaryland voters will also have the opportunity to register in-person during eight days of early voting – Oct. 26 to Nov. 2 – and on Election Day, Nov. 3. To register and vote during early voting or on election day, an individual must be eligible to vote in Maryland, go to a vote center in the jurisdiction where he or she lives, and bring a document proving residency. The documents that prove residency are a Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) issued driver’s license, ID card, or change of address card, or a paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or other government document with individual’s name and current address.It is important for members of the public and the media to understand that, because a significant number of voters are voting by mail, a complete count of votes will not be available on Election Day. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked no later than Nov. 3; however, properly submitted ballots will be accepted until Nov. 13.After Election Day, updated results will be released each day that ballots are counted. Not all counties may count ballots every day, but updates will be provided every day that ballots are counted. Counting of provisional ballots will start on the second Thursday after the election. These results will be announced when they are counted.The Maryland State Board of Elections began sending ballots to state voters in late September. Ballots will continue to be sent to voters via U.S. Mail as ballot applications are received and processed. Applications for mail-in ballots must be received by Oct. 20.Daily updates of sent and returned mail-in ballots are available here under the “2020 Presidential General Election Reports” heading. Results are updated in both PDF and Excel format and are broken out by various categories for public review.Included in the daily ballot reports will be mail-in ballots submitted via ballot drop box. Ballot drop boxes for local boards of elections’ offices, early voting locations and additional locations in the most populous Maryland jurisdictions were delivered from Sept. 28 through Sept. 30. Additional boxes will be delivered between Oct. 15 and 17, and a final group of boxes will be delivered between Oct. 22 and 24.Each Maryland jurisdiction will have at least two ballot drop box locations available to voters. Voters can submit their completed mail-in ballots in any drop box located in their jurisdiction of residence. Once open, drop boxes will remain open until Election Day, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m. In all, 282 ballot drop boxes will be available at 281 locations around the state. Two ballot drop boxes will be available at Camden Yards in Baltimore.