Early Ballots Reach Record Numbers in West Virginia

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – More West Virginians have cast more early ballots this year than in the last midterm election.

121,679 ballots had been cast Thursday morning and early voting doesn’t end until Saturday. In 2014, the last nonpresidential election year, there were 97,388 ballots casts during early voting.

Putnam County Clerk Brian Wood said there are more races on the ballot this year, which could help account for the higher turnout. There are two Supreme Court races, a U.S. Senate race and two questions regarding constitutional amendments.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.