Early Voting Starts Wednesday in West Virginia Governor Election

In two weeks West Virginians will head to the polls in a gubernatorial special election, but they don't have to wait until October 4 to vote.

Early voting starts on Wednesday. Registrars are not expecting a big turnout.

Some voters reportedly feel this election is not that important because the winner will only be in office 13 months.

Secretary of State Natalie Tennant says, while that may not seem like a long time, it is a critical time.

"What happens with the next governor," said Tennant, "will set the foundation for what takes place in our economy, what takes place for education and how we're really going to move West Virginia forward."

The ballot includes Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin, Republican Bill Maloney, Bob Henry Baber for the Mountain Party, Independent Marla Ingels, and Harry Bertram representing the American Third Position.