CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Early voting for the Nov. 2 general election begins today.
Kanawha County residents wishing to vote early can do so at the Voter's Registration Office at 415 Quarrier St. in downtown Charleston from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
Early voting will continue until Oct. 30. Times for early voting are as follows: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
Early voting is not available on Sundays.
In Putnam County, early voting also starts today on the second floor of the courthouse. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Oct. 23 and Oct. 30.
There will be no early voting in Putnam County this Saturday.
The number of registered Kanawha County voters is the third highest for a general election in 26 years, according to information provided by County Clerk Vera McCormick's office.
As of Tuesday - which was the last day to register to vote for the general election - there were 130,162 total registered voters in Kanawha County.
That's the highest number of registered voters for a general midterm election since 1984.