Morgantown considers ending voting by mail


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Morgantown voters could lose their ability to vote by mail in municipal elections.The Dominion Post reports that City Council on Monday approved on first reading a repeal of the ordinance that allows Morgantown to participate in a state pilot program. The secretary of state's program allows voting by mail in municipal elections.Council member Bill Byrne opposes repealing Morgantown's participation in the program. He says it would be a step backward for the city.A public hearing and a second reading of the proposed repeal will be held before a final decision is made.
Morgantown held its first vote-by-mail election in 2011. About 22 percent of the city's 16,621 registered voters cast ballots.
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