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Warner encourages use of Business Division revenue to upgrade WV voter registration

The Herald-DispatchMay 20, 2019

CHARLESTON - During the upcoming special legislative session, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner has encouraged the governor to include the opportunity for the Secretary of State’s Office to use incoming special revenue to his office that exceeds the costs of Business Division services to cover the cost of upgrading the Statewide Voter Registration System (SRVS).

The Legislature will meet in special session beginning at 2 p.m. Monday.

The proposed SVRS upgrade includes new technical capabilities that will help county clerks and their voter registration staff efficiently implement the Automated Voter Registration (AVR) program. The upgrades will also include state-of-the-art geographic information system (GIS) technology that will allow counties to accurately determine voters’ correct districts and precincts. The GIS technology also has the capability of assisting the state with the arduous process of redistricting following the census in 2020.

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