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You determine your future when you exercise your right to vote.
Early voting begins October 15!
Mountain State Centers for Independent Living challenges you to command attention from your local and state politicians, help eliminate voting barriers and promote awareness of the force of the disability community across West Virginia as you cast your ballot. Get involved in the political and policy process of your state and community. Be responsible and let your voice be heard.
Voting is your civic duty and your right! By exercising your right to vote, YOU determine election outcomes. When you vote, you are expressing your opinion for a candidate that, if elected, holds the power to determine issues that, good or bad, impact your life and your future.
For the approximately 400,000 West Virginians with disabilities, elected officials have the power to impact access to Medicare, Medicaid, employment and housing opportunities, ADA compliance and other disability related issues. Your elected official holds your life in their hands.
In 2008, West Virginia voters will not only participate in the election of the next President of the United States, but will also determine who represents us in Washington, our next Governor and several county seats. These decisions will determine the quality of our medical care, where we live, where we work and the quality of our children's education. So get out and vote.
View a sample ballot by county.
It is important to get to know the candidates before you vote. Educate yourself and plan to:
You can also visit the Project Vote Smart Web site to find a list of candidates running for congress in the primary election, along with links to learn more about them, as well as information on other candidates.
The Secretary of State for West Virginia is also the Chief Election Officer of West Virginia. Visit the Web site for the Secretary of State to learn more about the election process in West Virginia.