Two local counties have more registered voters than adult residents; Logan County not far behind. Logan, W.Va. - With just over a day left for West Virginians seeking to vote in the May 14 primary election to register to vote, 19th District House of Delegates candidate Jim Mullins observed that two counties in southwestern West Virginia-Lincoln and Mingo-have more than 100% voter registration, with Logan County trailing not far behind.

Lincoln County Adult population, 16,889 - year 2000 (Source: U.S. Census Bureau) Number of registered voters, 17,618 - year 2000 (Source: WV Secretary of State.)

Logan County Adult population, 29,374 - year 2000 (Source: U.S. Census Bureau) Number of registered voters, 28,281 - year 20000 (Source: WV Secretary of State.)

Mingo County Adult population, 21,414 - year 2000 (Source: U.S. Census Bureau) Number of registered voters, 21,756 - year 2000 (Source: WV Secretary of State.)

"It looks like the old advice, 'Vote early and vote often' is still being followed in the coalfields of southwestern West Virginia," said Mullins, calling upon the county clerks of Lincoln, Logan, and Mingo counties and Secretary of State Joe Manchin to purge the voter rolls of the deceased and others no longer eligible to vote. Mullins went on to say, "We should put a permanent end to the days of dead people voting and other forms of election fraud in West Virginia. I call upon Secretary of State Joe Manchin and the local county clerks to closely examine our voter rolls and ensure that this year's election can honestly be called the cleanest election ever held in West Virginia." Numbers from the 2000 Census and the Secretary of State show that Lincoln and Mingo counties have more persons on the voter rolls than they do adults residing in those counties, with Logan County not far behind. Most counties in West Virginia have 65% to 85% voter registration.

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