Right choice made on voting bill

West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner was correct to pull a bill which went before the Legislature during the recent session that would have changed voting rules in West Virginia.

While most of the changes sought in the legislation seemed to make sense, at least two raised eyebrows and likely would have led to fewer opportunities for residents to vote.

One of those changes dealt with stopping early voting on the Thursday prior to Election Day. The Friday and Saturday prior to Election Day are the two busiest days of the year for early voting.

The other focused on dropping voter registration for those residents who don’t vote every two years. That would have caused unneeded confusion at the polls for those residents who may not have voted in a mid-term election.

West Virginia has more pressing issues to deal with than tweaking voting rules at this time.


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