In the race for secretary of state, incumbent Republican Mac Warner faces Democratic challenger Natalie Tennant, who previously held the office. The following are excerpts from an HD Media candidate questionnaire.
Natalie Tennant (D)
What changes in current election laws would you recommend to make voting safer and more accessible?
I would implement automatic voter registration. It was passed by republicans and democrats four years ago and still has not been implemented by the current secretary of state. It’s long past due because it brings more efficiency and breaks down barriers. I’d also explore ranked choice voting and risk limiting audits.
What changes need to be made in the way that campaign donor identities and campaign expenditures are made to the public?
There is too much money in campaigns. Campaign contribution limits should not have been raised in West Virginia. We need to have a constitutional amendment