Voting In West Virginia

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 16, 2018

OTHER UPCOMING WEST VIRGINIA ELECTIONS

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

YES. First time registrants MUST submit a copy of a current and valid ID OR or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and current residence address. Must also provide West Virginia Driver's License or State ID Number OR the last four digits of a social security number UNLESS you have never been issued either one of these.

Online Registration?

YES. Voters can register to vote or update their information ONLINE. Voters must have a valid West Virginia Driver's License or non-driver State ID and the last four digits of their social security number to register online.

DEADLINE: Twenty-one (21) days before any Election.

Paper Registration

Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to a County Clerk. Voters who are part of the Address Confidentiality Program should go HERE.

DEADLINE: Twenty-one (21) days before any election.

Same-Day Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all West Virginia voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

YES. Voters who apply for or renew their West Virginia Driver's License or State ID Card will be automatically registered to vote unless they Opt-Out.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. A voter may register to vote if they will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

Registration Portability?

NO. Voters who move to a new address covered by the same polling place as their old address can vote a regular ballot at that polling place after confirming your change of address at the polling place.

Voters who move to a new address within the same county but with a different polling place can vote a challenged or provisional ballot at the polling place associated with your new address after updating your registration address. Voters will be required to sign an affidavit of change of address at that polling place and the provisional ballot will be counted if the voter was registered within the county and no other challenge was made to your eligibility.

Voters who move to a new address in a different county should complete a new registration form or they may not be able to vote.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

YES. All voters must provide a non-Photo ID or Photo ID from a list of approved documents. Voters without ID may still be able to vote a provisional ballot.

Absentee Voting?

LIMITED. Only QUALIFIED voters may vote by absentee ballot. Check HERE to see if you qualify.

Eligible voters can download and print an application which can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Clerk.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must be received by the 6th day before Election Day.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow "No-Excuse Absentee Voting" for all West Virginia voters.

Vote-by-Mail?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may Vote-by-Mail. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand Vote-by-Mail to all voters in West Virginia.

Early Voting?

YES. All registered voters may vote early in-person at their county courthouse or judicial annex. Contact your County Clerk for hours and locations.

In-Person Early Voting begins thirteen (13) days before Election Day and ends three (3) days before Election Day.

Youth Vote in Primary?

YES. Registered voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before Election Day may vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in West Virginia should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in West Virginia.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas voters should go HERE for more information on registering to vote and voting in West Virginia.

Felon Voting Rights

Ex-felons have their rights automatically restored after completion of sentence, probation, and parole. Ex-felons MUST re-register to vote.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities can go HERE for more information.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.