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West Virginia early vote ends with strong turnout

By JOSELYN KING

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register

Ohio County Pollworkers at the City-County Building smile at the conclusion of early voting, which ended at 5 p.m. Saturday. Pictured from left, in front, are Daina Vogler and Lynn Hetzel. In back are Cindy Seabright, Kim Gibbons and Becky Gentile.
(Intelligencer photo by Joselyn King)

WHEELING, W.Va.  — Early voting season ended Saturday in West Virginia, with Northern Panhandle counties posting strong turnout numbers.

Five counties had at least double the number of early ballots submitted for the May 6 primary election, while one — Hancock County — tripled the number of early votes cast.

The figures bode well for Election Day turnout on Tuesday. Polls in both West Virginia and Ohio will open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.

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