Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the WV Secretary of State has extended absentee ballot voting to include anyone who is concerned that voting in person during the May 12 primary could affect their health.
The process is fairly simple and another way we can help flatten the curve in our state to protect the health of ourselves and fellow citizens and also reduce the burden on our health care system and its workers.
To request an absentee ballot, simply print and complete the application at the link below:
‼️Additional guidance information from the WVDE Finance Department‼️
COVID-19 SCHOOL CLOSURE FINANCE FAQ 3.18.2020
Q1. Will the days that are canceled due to the COVID-19 health emergency be required to be made up? A1. No, these days will not be made up since county boards of education will be providing a variety of distance learning options to students during the time off. Since these days will count as instructional days towards the required 180 days of instruction, the days also count as employment days towards the 200 day employment contract.
AFT has asked Congress to implement a number of measures to protect the health and safety of our members, students, first responders, health professionals and the community. Additionally, AFT believes bold steps must be taken to ensure the economic health of our country. Click to read AFT's request to Congress.