BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - With 882 new registered voters, Morgan County has the highest percentage of an increase in the state, said Jason Williams, manager of the elections division of the state Secretary of State's office.
Morgan County Clerk Debra Kesecker said the county has 10,890 registered voters. She said the clerk's office was very busy Monday and Tuesday with about 20 people each day registering to vote.
A final total will be known later in the week, when the mail-ins and the pending files are added, she said.
"It's the county races. That's what's bringing the people out this year," Kesecker said.
There were also a lot of registration changes from Republican or Democrat to the No Party affiliation, Kesecker said, which allows the voter for the first time to request either a Republican or a Democratic ballot.