CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – “A LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT” is kicking off it’s “Better Know A Ballot” non-partisan voter information campaign.
The 50-part series of informational videos shares state-by-state information to get ready to vote in the upcoming 2020 election. Colbert is recording messages specific to the voter laws in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C. The talk show host says the goal of the series is to inform voters and encourage them to make sure their vote is counted in the election.
For West Virginia, the deadline to register to vote is October 13.
Once registered, West Virginians wanting to vote by absentee ballot can request their absentee ballot application through the West Virginia Absentee Application portal. On the website, West Virginia voters can also download a blank absentee ballot application and mail, fax or email it to their county clerk.
Colbert is encouraging voters to fill out their ballots and return them as soon as possible. In West Virginia, ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 3, 2020, however, Colbert says the U.S. Postal Service recommends sending the ballots in no later than Oct. 27.
For West Virginians wanting to vote in-person, early in-person voting runs from Oct. 21 to Oct. 31.
Colbert says the “Better Know A Ballot” series will be completed by mid-October, with a video message for each state.