POINT PLEASANT — Mason County voters have been taking advantage of early voting that began Wednesday.
On Thursday afternoon, 80 ballots had been cast. That number will likely rise, especially since this Saturday is the first in which early voting will be offered to those who find it difficult to make it to the Mason County Courthouse during normal business hours.
Early voting is held 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Mason County Courthouse on the second floor in the commission meeting room. Early voting will also be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays May 3 and May 10, which is the last day an early ballot can be cast.
Since this is the primary election, Democrats and Republicans will vote their respective tickets, as well as in the nonpartisan school board election. Independents automatically receive a ballot to vote in the nonpartisan school board election, but Independent voters can also request to vote on either a Democratic or Republican ticket. Poll workers cannot offer this option, though it is available upon the Independent voter’s request.
Primary Election Day is May 13. Polls are open that day from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.