Secretary of State: West Virginia first to use mobile voting app

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia was the first state in the country to implement a mobile voting app that allows civilians and those serving overseas to vote using their phones, according to the Secretary of State.

West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner says it is estimated that 144 voters in 30 different countries cast their ballots for races in West Virginia using an app.

22 counties in the state took part in the mobile voting.

The Secretary of State's office also says that voter turnout was unofficially more than 47 percent in West Virginia this election.

This, after high winds knocked out power in 14 of 1,740 state precincts, across 6 counties.

The Secretary of State's office says it was prepared beforehand, supplying generators to a number of precincts before the polls opened.

The Secretary of State's office thanks The Department of Homeland Security, the West Virginia National Guard, and many others for what they are calling a successful midterm election