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West Virginia

West Virginia General Election

Tuesday, November 6th

Election Today!

How do I vote?
21 days ago

Registration deadline

13 days ago

Early voting begins

3 days ago

Early voting ends

What is this Election?

General elections are held to determine which candidates are elected into office.

How to Register

Register to Vote in West Virginia

When do I need to register to vote in West Virginia?

West Virginians must have been registered to vote by Tuesday, October 16th.

How do I register to vote in West Virginia?

West Virginia has online voter registration, which makes this process very easy.

Estimated time: 2 minutes

Register to vote in West Virginia

Am I already registered to vote?

Who can register to vote in West Virginia?

To register as a voter in West Virginia, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of West Virginia
  • Have lived at your address at least 30 days prior to the election
  • Be at least 18 years old prior to the general election
  • Not be serving any portion (including probation and parole) for a felony conviction
  • Not have had a court ruling of mental incompetence

What if I'm only 17?

If you'll be 18 by the General Election, you can still register and vote in West Virginia!

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Where do I vote on Election Day?

On Election Day, you can cast your ballot at your designated precinct voting location.

To find yours, visit the West Virginia Polling Place Finder.

All polling places in West Virginia are open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm local time

Can I vote by mail?

West Virginians can only vote absentee if they:

  • Are attending school
  • Are traveling outside the county for work or personal reasons
  • Are unable to get to polling location due to injury, illness, physical disability, or age-related issue
  • Incarcerated or confined to home for non-felony conviction

Absentee ballot requests must be received by October 31st,
and returned no later than November 6th.

I'm in college away from home, which state do I vote in?

You can either register to vote in West Virginia or the state you're attending school in — but not both!

I'm not in the US right now, how do I vote?

If you are a military voter or a United States citizen living abroad, you should request an overseas absentee ballot.

Can I vote before Election Day?

Yes! Skip the lines and vote early in West Virginia. If you're going to be busy, out of town, or otherwise occupied on Election day, this is the best time to vote.

Early Voting period is between Wednesday, October 24th and Saturday, November 3rd.

What ID do I need to vote?

Voter ID is only required for first-time voters.

If you need to provide ID, the following forms are accepted:

  • West Virginia Driver's license or other Photo ID
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, paystub, or other government document that shows name and address
  • Any government document showing your name and address

What if I have a disability?

Several bills have been passed to ensure voters with disabilities still have reasonable access to privately cast their vote in West Virginia.

If you require assistance, contact your local election authority.

Visit the AAPD Voter Resource Center to learn more about voting with a disability.

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Dates and deadlines can change at any time

Get election reminders in West Virginia! We'll only send you about 6 emails per year.

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Still have questions?

Questions, suggestions, corrections, or feedback? Get in touch!

You can also contact the West Virginia Secretary of State for questions about the election.

Website: West Virginia Elections Office
Phone: (304) 558-6000

Having problems at the polls?

Voting is your right. Don't let anyone take it away. Experiencing Voter intimidation? Overzealous voter ID checks? Being turned away from voting? Faulty equipment?
Call the Election Protection Hotline for assistance.

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