Of the 108 participants in the 2015 West Virginia Candidate Training Academy, 35 ran for elected office, and 11 were successful in their campaigns.
There was a significant increase in the number of volunteer community cleanup events in West Virginia in 2016. In 2016, there were 187 community cleanups events registered with Make It Shine, a program of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), involving 6,889 volunteers.
Eighteen-year-olds accounted for 1,745 of those who registered online, or 3.9 percent, which was the highest percentage of any single age. In its first 13 months of implementation, 44,285 West Virginians used the state’s new online voter registration system, which allows citizens to register to vote or update their voter registration information, using the internet. Between …
58.6 percent of West Virginians “frequently talk with neighbors,” compared to a national average of 41.4 percent.
West Virginia’s new online voter registration system has been popular with young people. Nearly 60 percent of West Virginians to register to vote using the new online system so far are under 40.
In the first ever survey of what political issues high school-aged West Virginians care about most, college affordability, poverty, job creation and health care have emerged as the hot button topics.
Study suggests whether your state representative gets re-elected has more to do with national politics than their own voting record or performance. All politics is local. If you follow politics or study political science, chances are that you’ve heard this adage. The underlying premise being that state and local officials must govern in a manner …