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Pleasants County Leads in New Business Growth for August 2019
Lincoln, Hampshire, Summers and Roane Also in Top 5 for the Month;...
Secretary of State Mac Warner encourages West Virginians to participate in voter registration efforts
September is National Voter Registration Month;...
Warner announces results of WV Business Registration Survey
85% of Respondents are Satisfied with New Services;...
Secretary of State Announces Agreement to Expand Services for WV Businesses
WV Division of Labor to join WV One Stop Business Web Portal;...
An Inside Perspective: My Summer at the WV Secretary of State’s Office
By Landon Palmer WVSOS Summer Intern...
Warner Appointed Co-Chair of National NASS Elections Committee
Also Appointed to Election Infrastructure Coordinating Council;...
Wyoming County Leads in New Business Growth for July 2019
Lincoln, Jefferson, Morgan & Jackson Also in Top 5 for the Month;...
Secretary of State’s Office to Feature Voter Registration Booth During the State Fair of WV
State Fair Draws Thousands of Participants and Spectators;...
University of Chicago Study Shows WV's Mobile Voting App Increased Turnout in the 2018 Election
Mobile App Designed for Military and Overseas Voters;...
Accurate Voter Registration Lists Are First Step in Election Integrity
More Than 180,000 Outdated Files Removed;...
Warner Names U.S. Navy Veteran Shane Kirtner as Field Representative for Northern West Virginia
Clarksburg Native Joins WVSOS Field Team;...
Warner Issues Public Notice for Internet Users to be Careful when Using Photo Editing Apps
WV Secretary of State says, “Think Before You Link!”...
Secretary of State Recognizes Inspire-WV with National Award for Civic Engagement
In the 2018-19 school year a record 15,673 high school students registered to vote...
The Russians Were Not Able to Change a Single Vote in Any American Election
Secretary of State Encourages County & City Governments to Remain Vigilant;...
Warner Names Jennifer Gardner as Deputy Press Secretary for WV Secretary of State’s Office
WVU Grad and Former Writer for Charleston Gazette-Mail Joins WVSOS Team;...
President Nixon signed 26th Amendment into Law on July 5, 1971
U.S. Senator Jennings Randolph Played Key Role in Passage;...
Tucker County Leads in New Business Growth for June 2019
Doddridge, Hardy, McDowell & Mingo Also Do Well;...
Warner Confirms 15,673 High School Seniors Registered to Vote in 2018-19 School Year
Honorary Secretaries of State Announced;...
Secretary of State to Delay Late Fees for Business Owners Filing Annual Reports Following Tornado
Due to Loss of Electricity at Capitol From Inclement Weather;...
West Virginia’s New Public Education Effort Addresses Foreign and Russian Interference in American Elections via Social Media
WV Secretary of State Mac Warner Collaborates with U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security and WV Dept. of Education to Develop a Comprehensive Public Education Campaign...
Customer Survey Highlights Success of the West Virginia One Stop Business Center
Secretary of State Releases Survey Results...
Calhoun County Leads in New Business Growth for May 2019
Mason, Monroe, Summers and Braxton Make Top Five List;...
Warner Releases List of Jennings Randolph Award Winning Schools for 2018-19 School Year
15,673 Eligible Students Registered to Vote This Past Year!...
Notice of Campaign Finance Law and Rule Changes
New Laws Focus on Greater Transparency in Elections...
WVSOS Business & Licensing Division to Recognize Businesses and Organizations That Have Been Operating in WV for 100 or More Years
Warner Announces “WV Centurion Chamber of Commerce”...
West Virginia’s “Business Startup Wizard” Earns Another National Award for Innovation
Other States Looking at West Virginia’s Online Tools to Assist Entrepreneurs;...
Warner to Address National Association of State Technology Directors
Secretary of State to Present Update on Election Cybersecurity;...
Mercer County Leads in New Business Growth for April 2019
Morgan, Roane, Pendleton and Gilmer Make Top Five List;...
Secretary of State’s “Business Startup Wizard” Wins National StateScoop® Award for “State IT Innovation of the Year”
Online Tool Helps Entrepreneurs Understand Options for Starting a Business;...
It’s Never Been Easier to Start a New Business or File an Annual Report in WV
National Small Business Week is May 5-11 ;...
Secretary of State’s Office to Celebrate National Small Business Week May 5-11
Secretary Warner & Staff Promoting the State’s Small Business Community;...
Secretary of State Announces Statewide Mobile Office Visits for May
Field Representatives Make Stops to Help Business Owners;...
Notice to WV Businesses: Refund Checks for Third Party Annual Report Filing Services Sent to Over 2,000 WV Businesses
Mueller Report on Russian Interference in U.S. Elections Released
Secretary of State Mac Warner Releases Presentation on Foreign Influence on American Elections
Power Point Now Available to Teachers, Scout Leaders & Civic Clubs;...
West Virginia is Committed to Remain a National Leader in Election Cybersecurity
Protecting Election Systems & Databases is a Daily Responsibility;...
Summers County Leads WV in New Business Growth for March 2019
Webster, Calhoun, Pendleton and Hampshire Make Top Five List;...
Secretary of State’s Office to Visit All 55 Counties in April
Warner Wants to Encourage Timely Annual Report Filing;...
Campaign Finance Legislation Provides Greater Transparency
Let the Sunlight Shine Into Political Campaigns in West Virginia;...
Secretary of State Recognizes Elaine Tuckwiller for Work During Recent Session
University of Charleston Student Excels in Legislative Internship;...
Secretary of State to Offer Free Workshop on “How to Become a 501c3”
Secretary of State Announces Mobile Office Visits to All 55 Counties in the Month of March
New Strategy to Help Business Owners File Timely Annual Reports;...
Taylor County Leads WV in New Business Growth for February 2019
Upshur, Wyoming, Clay & Jefferson Make Top 5 List;...
WV Secretary of State’s Office Launches New Online “Business Startup Wizard”
“Wizard” Provides Helpful Guidance to Entrepreneurs Who Register a New Business;...
New Report Highlights Success of WV’s Military Mobile Voting Solution
West Virginia’s Mobile App Featured at National Convention...
Mason County Leads in New Business Growth for January 2019
West Virginia Business Statistics...
Preserving the Integrity of West Virginia’s Election System
Protecting your vote...
WV One Stop Business Center to Celebrate One Year Anniversary with Open House
Improving the Way We Do Business!...
Grant County Leads State in New Business Growth for December 2018
West Virginia saw a 10.60 percent growth...
More Than 100,000 New Voters Registered in Less Than Two Years
Warner Credits Working Relationship with County Clerks for Success...
Online Annual Report Filing Has Never Been Easier for Those Doing Business in WV
Secretary Warner Cautions Business Owners on 3rd Party Filing Fees...
Braxton County Leads in New Business Growth for November 2018
State Sees 10.76% Overall Growth in New Businesses for 12-Month Period...
Address Confidentiality Program Works to Keeps Victims of Domestic Violence Safe
Program Managed by the WV Secretary of State’s Office...
Council of State Governments Invites WV to Participate in National Discussion on Election Cybersecurity
West Virginia Recognized as National Leader...
Warner Reminds Delinquent Business Owners of Annual Report Requirement
Calls Allow for Easy Renewal & Personal Connection...
It has Never Been Easier to Start a New Business in West Virginia
Secretary of State Warner Unveils New User-Friendly Business Portal...
Starting or Growing a Business in West Virginia Has Never Been Easier
Small Business Saturday is November 24th...
New Secretary of State Website Offers One-Click Access to Information, Services and Resources
Website Offers User-Friendly Access & Improved Transparency...
National Audience Taking Notice of WV’s Efforts to Hold Secure Elections in the Modern Age of Technology
Warner Invited to be Featured Presenter in Silicon Valley...
Warner Pleased with Participation in Test Pilot for Mobile Voting
First in the Nation Project Aimed at Military and Overseas Voters...
2018 General Election: A Huge Success for West Virginia
The Mountain State Led the Nation in Election Preparation...
Secretary Warner Names Lexi Brown as Field Representative for Eastern Panhandle
Lexi Brown appionted as Field Representative for the state’s Eastern Panhandle region...
Summers County Leads in New Business Growth for October 2018
Summers County leads new business growth with 10 new businesses...
Warner Releases Unofficial Results for General Election
Early Voting Sets Midterm Record; Overall Voter Turnout More Than 47%...
Secretary of State’s Office Releases Early Voting and Absentee Numbers
Secretary of State Mac Warner today released unofficial early voting and absentee numbers for the early voting period...
Secretary Warner Reminds West Virginians Early Voting Ends Tomorrow
Secretary of State Mac Warner reminds West Virginians tomorrow is the last day to early vote....
Democracy’s Cornerstone is Civic Engagement
Democracy’s Cornerstone is Civic Engagement...
Secretary of State’s Office Releases Early Voting and Absentee Numbers
Secretary of State Mac Warner today released current early voting and absentee numbers...
A Safe and Secure Election Includes Planning and Vigilance
Election Protection Week 7 – Election Planning and Vigilance...
Maryland Resident Convicted of Illegal Voting in Morgan County
Another Voting Fraud Conviction Obtained in West Virginia...
Warner Releases County-by-County Early Voting Total for First Day
16,750 Vote Early on First Day...
Sample Ballots for General Election Available Online for All 55 Counties
Warner Reminds Voters About Amendments on Ballot...
Secretary of State Reminds Students That They are Eligible to Vote in General Election
High School Effort Registers 29,070 Students in Two Years...
Citizens Encouraged to Report Questionable Activities as Early Voting Begins October 24th
Election Protection Week 6 – Illegal Electioneering...
Voter Registration for November 6th General Election is Now Closed
Voter registration for the upcoming November 6th General Election is now closed...
Secretary of State Cautions Candidates on Political Sign Placement
Secretary of State Mac Warner is issuing a friendly reminder to all candidates...
Reports that Unaffiliated or Independent Voters Cannot Vote in the General Election are Not Accurate
Secretary of State Mac Warner Issues Alert to Voters - Reports that Unaffiliated or Independent Voters Cannot Vote in the General Election are Not Accurate...
Warner Reminds Citizens That October 16th is the Last Day to Register to Vote
Secretary of State Mac Warner is issuing a statewide reminder that the last day to register to vote in upcoming Election is fast approaching....
Preserving Election Integrity Means Combatting Election Fraud
Project Election Protection – Week 5 For years, many people have claimed that in-person voter fraud was non-existent in this state....
Secretary of State Warns Citizens About Third-Party Mailing That Encourages Voter Registration Despite Already Being Registered to Vote
Public Notice: Secretary of State Warns Citizens About Third-Party Mailing That Encourages Voter Registration ...
Lincoln County Leads in New Business Growth for September 2018
Lincoln County led in new business growth for September 2018 with a total of five new businesses...
County Clerks are the Chief Elections Official for Their County
Project Election Protection – Week 4 - County Clerks are the Chief Elections Official for Their County...
Warner Announces 5,002 New Registrations in Just One Month
Since 2002, September has been recognized as National Voter Registration Month throughout the United States...
WV’s New Campaign Finance Reporting System Provides Greater Transparency
Week 3 – Project Election Protection - Democratic processes hinge on fair and free elections that represent the people’s choices to lead...
Citizens Supportive of West Virginia’s New Voter Identification Law
Week 2 of Secretary of State’s “Project Election Protection”...
Miss Teen International Coming to Three WV High Schools to Promote Voter Registration
She’s an Alabama girl but has a special place in her heart for West Virginia....
24 Counties to Offer Mobile Voting Option for Military Personnel Overseas
For more than 150 years, West Virginians have answered the call to duty....
Secretary Warner Reminds West Virginians to Check Charities Before Donating to Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts
It is easy to verify if a charity is legally registered before donating to that charity or non-profit...
Warner Applauds President’s Effort to Issue Sanctions on Countries Caught Tampering with State Elections
On Wednesday, the President signed an Executive Order to respond to and deter foreign attempts to interfere in state elections....
Voter List Maintenance is the Foundation for Election Security
The foundation to providing secure elections is an updated and accurate voter registration list....
Grant County Leads in New Business Growth for August 2018
Grant County led in new business growth for August 2018 with a total of nine new businesses...
Secretary Warner Invited to Attend National Election Security Summit
West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner has been invited to attend the National Election Security Summit...
WV Secretary of State Offers Training on Campaign Finance Reports
Secretary of State Mac Warner announced today that a series of one-hour webinars and on-site training...
Official Proclamation: Secretary Warner Declares September National Voter Registration Month
Registering to vote empowers eligible residents to exercise their right to vote on Election Day;...
Secretary Warner Declares September as National Voter Registration Month
Ahead of the 2018 General Election in November,...
“Project Election Protection” – A Public Education Campaign to Address Election Integrity in WV
West Virginia has had a checkered history of election integrity,...
Secretary Warner Reminds Voters Primary Election Day is Tomorrow
On the heels of a successful early voting period,...
Secretary Warner Reports 578 New Businesses in West Virginia for November
Secretary Warner Declares the Results of the October Special Election
Secretary of State Warner Announces Grand Opening of Eastern Panhandle Business Hub
Secretary Warner Awards Berkeley County Development Authority with National Award
Secretary Warner Reports 625 New Businesses in West Virginia for October
Secretary Warner Awards Philanthropy West Virginia Leader with National Award
Secretary Warner Announces that 1,096 High School Students Register to Vote in October
Secretary Warner and Business & Licensing Staff to Celebrate November as National Entrepreneurship Month