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WV Secretary of State visits with County Clerk

West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner was in Braxton County last week. The stop was part of a statewide visitation with County Clerks to help them and their staffs be better prepared for the upcoming May Primary Election. That meeting with local County Clerk Sue Rutherford and her staff took place Tuesday afternoon, February 13.

“Our county clerks are ready for the 2024 election season,” Secretary Warner said. “We have been preparing for months to administer safe, free, and fair elections in 2024.”

Secretary Warner discussed his “6-Point Plan” to promote interest and participation in the election with local officials. “The 6-Point Plan” relating to the purposes of Secretary Warner’s effort to crisscross the state:

• To Announce and discuss the official start of West Virginia’s May 14th Primary Election with Candidate Filing

• To Promote a fair, safe, and secure election

• To Remind voters to update their current voter registration, if needed

• To Encourage eligible voters to register to vote

• To Educate the public on the voter resources available at

• To Recruit registered voters to be Election-Day poll workers

Warner is approaching the halfway point in visiting all 55 West Viriginia counties. The program began in early January.

After spending much of the afternoon with Clerk Sue Rutherford and her staff, the Secretary visited the West Virginia Bigfoot Museum before returning to the State Capitol.