That's roughly in line with the 2008 election, when 52 percent of absentee ballots were from Democrats, nearly 36 percent were from Republicans and 11 percent were from independents. The remaining portion was from people registered with the Mountain or other political party.
In addition to requesting paper absentee ballots, Secretary of State's office spokesman Jake Glance said overseas voters do have an option for online ballot delivery, meaning a voter overseas can request an absentee ballot.
"They cannot, however, 'vote' that ballot online," Glance said. "They have to either mark it online, print it, and either scan it, email it or mail it back, or print it out, mark it, and either scan it, email it or mail it back."
Like requesting a paper ballot, those wanting online ballot delivery must request an absentee ballot by Oct. 31.
The state's early voting period will run from Wednesday, Oct. 24 through Saturday, Nov. 3, with voting available each day except Sunday, Oct. 28.
Both Kanawha and Putnam counties have the same hours for early voting: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
In Kanawha County, early voting will be held at the Voter's Registration office in the Judicial Annex along Quarrier Street.
McCormick said they would once again block off a few parking spaces directly outside the office so voters can come in and out with ease.
Early voting in Putnam County will be available on the second floor of the county courthouse in Winfield. Wood said more information about the election, precinct guides and election results is available at visit www.putnamelections.com.
Wood was also gearing up for poll worker training this week. He said he still needed some workers for the county's 47 precincts.
He said any registered voter living in Putnam County is eligible to serve as a poll worker. While there are only a limited number of positions available, Wood said anyone interested should let his office know.
"We always want to keep a list on hand, because on presidential races we keep more people at the polls," he said. "We run though our list pretty quickly."
McCormick held some poll worker training classes last week. While they have workers lined up, McCormick said she would like to have some back-ups ready in case someone can't make it out on Election Day.
"We need alternate poll workers," she said. "To be an alternate poll worker they just need to have transportation to the polls and a phone so we can get in touch with them."
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