Early Voting Begins For W.Va. May 11 Primary

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Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Early voting begins in West Virginia for those who want to get a jump start on the May 11 primary.

Voters will be able to start casting their votes at county courthouses on Wednesday for the candidates of their choice.

Voters in Jackson and Monroe counties will have a choice this year of where to cast their early votes.

Secretary of State Natalie Tennant says Jackson County voters can vote in either Ripley or Ravenswood.

Monroe County voters have a choice of Union or Peterstown.

Early voting has increased in popularity since in-person early voting was started in 2002.

More than 71,000 residents cast early in-person votes during the 2008 primary.

Early voting for this year's primary ends May 8.

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