If you used the Secretary of State’s online voter registration system before October 18, you are registered and able to vote in the upcoming election.
Last week, in a case brought by the ACLU of West Virginia and Powell & Majestro PLLC, a federal court in Huntington ordered Cabell County Clerk Karen Cole to process the registrations of all voters who used the online system before the deadline. The order affected over 2,000 voters, or more than 2% of the total population of Cabell County.
Due to a delay at Ms. Cole’s office, as of the morning of November 4, not all of the voter registration cards have been mailed out.
You do not need to wait to receive your voter registration card in the mail in order to cast a ballot. You can still vote through early voting, which ends Saturday, or go to the polls on November 8.
If it is your first time voting in Cabell County and you used the online registration system, you will be required to show some sort of identification when you go to the polls. Acceptable identification includes
- Photo ID
- Copy of a current utility bill
- Copy of a current bank statement
- Copy of a current paycheck
- Copy of a current government check
- Copy of other current government document that shows your name and address
Even if you don’t have these forms of identification or a poll worker tells you you are not on the rolls, you can still cast a provisional ballot.
If you are required to cast a provisional ballot or otherwise stopped from voting, call the ACLU at (304) 345-9262 and the Secretary of State at 1-866-SOS-VOTE and tell us what happened. Keep track of the number of your provisional ballot, so you can ensure that it’s counted.
Anyone having problems can demand to cast a provisional ballot. Don’t let yourself be disenfranchised on Election Day.