Voter registration deadline is today

Today is the last day for new voters to register to vote ahead of the Nov. 6 election. Overall, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant's office, has said more than 47,000 new voters registered across the state between January and September of this year, which is down more than 25 percent from the last presidential election year in 2008. Voter turnout is expected to be largely the same as 2008. If you're not already registered, today is the day to do it at the County Clerk's office. The state's early voting period will run from Wednesday, Oct. 24 through Saturday, Nov. 3, with voting available each day except Sunday, Oct. 28. In Kanawha County, early voting will be held at the Voter's Registration office in the Judicial Annex along Quarrier Street. Putnam County will have early voting on the second floor of the county courthouse in Winfield.