CHARLESTON - As an update to voters, the Secretary of State's Office is reminding citizens that political parties allow voters that are not affiliated with a recognized political party to request any political party ballot when the voter requests that ballot from the poll worker.

CHARLESTON - As an update to voters, the Secretary of State’s Office is reminding citizens that political parties allow voters that are not affiliated with a recognized political party to request any political party ballot when the voter requests that ballot from the poll worker.

When a voter that is unaffiliated with any recognized political party enters the polling place, they must request a specific political party ballot from the poll worker who greets the voter. The poll worker is NOT permitted to suggest a political party ballot for any unaffiliated voter. There is signage at the polling location to assist the voter.

Whether there is a request for a partisan ballot or not, voters will also get a non-partisan ballot that includes candidates for the school board and, in some counties, judicial offices such as magistrate and circuit court judge.

If a voter has any questions or concerns, please contact your county clerk.