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Pilot program of overseas voting app to spread across state

September 21, 2018

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia secretary of state says a pilot program of a mobile voting app for overseas citizens is being extended to 24 counties for the November general election.

The Dominion Post quotes Secretary of State Mac Warner as saying in a release that voters from six counties used the Voatz app in the primary election. It will be available for voters eligible under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.

The app will give eligible voters the ability to vote on cellphones or mobile tablets. It is secured with biometric identification and blockchain technology.

Absentee voting begins Friday and ballots are due by Nov. 6. Voters eligible for the app have until Oct. 31 to register to vote or request an absentee ballot.

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Information from: The Dominion Post, http://www.dominionpost.com

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