Secretary of State Mac Warner invited to discuss General Election Preparations with U.S. Senate

Charleston, W. Va. – (July 22, 2020) West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner will be a featured presenter at 10:30 a.m. today before the United States Senate Committee on Rules & Administration.

Warner was invited to address the Committee on “General Election Preparations” with a particular focus on the COVID-19 pandemic. To watch the presentation live, click here.

To read Secretary of State Mac Warner’s presentation, click here.

West Virginia hosted its 2020 Primary Election on June 9. In March, Warner launched a comprehensive public education effort on the use of absentee ballots. The successful campaign resulted in more than 225,000 voters participating in the Primary Election using an absentee ballot.

Warner also led an effort to secure personal protective equipment, hand sanitizer (31 barrels), and cleaning supplies to protect poll workers and in-person voters at 1,708 precincts throughout all 55 counties. Working with the state’s county clerks, he and the WVSOS Elections Division also implemented best practices protocols to keep polling locations and voting equipment safe and sanitized.

A total of 450,909 voters participated in the June 9 Primary Election, with about 51% of those voting in-person. Not one case of COVID-19 in West Virginia has been attributed to voting in-person during the 10-day early voting period or on Election Day. For more details on the state’s voter turnout and election results, click here.