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HUNTINGTON - Mayor Steve Williams proclaimed National Disability Voter Registration Week in the city during an official declaration Thursday in Huntington City Hall, coming as a part of the National Disability Voter Registration Week.

Now in its second year, National Disability Voter Registration Week began as an avenue to raise civic engagement in the disability community.

"One way to make politicians take notice is by using your right to vote to send them a message," West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner said in a release. "The disability community's voice deserves to be heard at election time, and it's the duty of the Secretary of State's Office to make sure it's easy to register and vote."

Williams was joined in his office by representatives from Warner's office as well as Mountain State Centers for Independent Living, the West Virginia Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind.

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