Voter registration, updates can be made online


West Virginia residents are able to register to vote, or update their voter’s registration online.

Sophia Mills, president of the Young Democrats club at Marshall University said online forms will help with availability and give more young people a chance to register.

Mills said the biggest problem with voters, especially younger voters, is most of them are apathetic when it comes to elections.

“Also, parents that are not interactive make children that are not interactive,” Mills said. “We just talk to them and they should keep up with the news.”

Voter registration can be completed on the West Virginia Secretary of State website, or a paper copy can be filled out and mailed in.

Those wishing to register will need some identification like a valid driver’s license or state identification card. Registrants will need to know their date of birth and the last four digits of their social security number.

Online registration is always available, but in order to vote, registrants must be registered 21 days before the date of an election.

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