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Voting in West Virginia

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Am I Eligible To Vote in West Virginia?

As stated by West Virginia Code, you are eligible to vote in West Virginia if you are:
  • A resident of West Virginia and the county in which you register.
  • A U.S. Citizen.
  • At least 17 years old, and 18 before the next General Election. (Seventeen year olds may register and vote in primary elections, if they turn 18 by the next General Election.)
  • Not currently under conviction for a felony, including probation or parole, or a court ruling of mental incompetence. Voting rights are restored when the term of conviction ends.

Please register only if you are an eligible West Virginia resident. If you reside in another state, use USA.gov to find links to your home states registration information. Voter registration before an election closes on the twenty-first day before the election or on the first day thereafter which is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.

Voter Registration Options in West Virginia

You have the following 3 options to register to vote in West Virginia:

In Person

If you prefer to complete your voter registration form by hand, you may download a blank voter registration form deliver in-person.

Click here to get the address and phone number for the board of registrars office in your county

By Mail

If you prefer to complete your voter registration form by hand, you may download a blank voter registration form to mail

Click here to download the Mail-In Voter Registration Form

Online

To register to vote or update your voter registration online

Click here to Register Online


How Do I Know I'm Registered?

  • Consider yourself registered when- and only when- you receive an acknowledgment from your county clerk.
  • Never assume you are registered to vote until you have received this acknowledgment.
  • Call your county clerk and inquire about the status of your application.
  • Check your voter registration status online by visiting this site

Voting Options in West Virginia

You have the following 4 options to vote in West Virginia:

In Person

The poll worker will show your name and address on the list of voters. He or she will then ask you to verify your information and sign

Click here to locate voting locations

Voting By Mail

Voters who cannot make it to the polls during Early Voting or Election Day may be eligible to vote an absentee ballot by mail.

Click here to download the Mail-in Ballot

Voting By Permanent Absentee Voting

If you cannot vote at the polling place due to one of the reasons below, you may apply to your County Clerk to be placed on the permanent absentee voting list.

Click here to download the absentee ballot request Form

Early Voting

Any person properly registered to vote may vote in person at his or her county courthouse, annex or other designated location beginning the thirteenth day before the election and ending the third day before the election.

Click here to locate early voting locations

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