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Early voting for the West Virginia Primary Election began April 30 and will run through May 10.

The early voting period will include two Saturdays — May 3 and May 10 — but Sunday, May 4 is excluded. Voters can cast their ballots during regular business hours at either their county courthouses or courthouse annexes.

Voters who are not registered with any political party in West Virginia may choose to vote in any party’s primary or with a non-partisan ballot. Non-partisan ballots include races such as board of education, conservation supervisor and county levies. A voter who is registered with a political party, however, must vote in that party’s primary election or choose to vote with a non-partisan ballot.

Early voting was implemented with the 2002 Primary Election in West Virginia, and according to Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, about one out of every five votes cast in the last six statewide elections were cast during the early voting period.

“Between work, homework and running the kids to dance and sports practice, West Virginians are busy, and early voting lets them make voting work with their schedules,” Tennant said. “The importance of the early voting period was highlighted during the 2012 General Election, when we had a weather emergency force the relocation of several polling places.”

Tennant stressed that any perceived election law violations should be reported to her office by calling 304-558-6000.

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 13. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Details about candidates, their campaign finance reports, the Voter’s Bill of Rights or the state’s various voting systems can be found at www.wvsos.com.