West Virginia Election Information

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Registration Information

The deadline to register vote in West Virginia is: Postmarked 21 days before the election.

To qualify to register to vote in West Virginia, you must:

  • A resident of West Virginia and the county where you register.
  • A U.S. citizen.
  • At least 17 years old and 18 before 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.)

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To check the status of your voter registration, click here.

When can I vote in West Virginia?

Early Voting Information

In-person early voting available? Yes
By mail early voting available? Yes


Early in-person voting is available to any registered voter at your county clerk's office, beginning 13 days before Election Day, and ending the Saturday before the election.  Note: Early voting is available between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturdays. Contact your county clerk's office to find out when and where to go.

Absentee voting is also available to voters who find themselves unable to make it to their polling places on Election Day. You may request an absentee ballot from your county clerk's office up to 84 days before the election.  Your request must be received by the 6th day before the election. Voted ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received no later than 5 days after the election (excluding Sunday).  For more information about absentee voting, click here.

Voting Hours on Election Day

The polls are open from:

6:30am to 7:30pm

Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.

Where do I vote?

Find out here.
For more information, contact your state election office.

What do you need to bring?

If you are a first-time voter or did not provide identification when you registered to vote, you'll need to provide an ID with proof of your name, age, and address. Below are examples of acceptable ID:

  • West Virginia Driver's license
  • Another valid photo ID
  • Military Card
  • Voter ID card
  • A current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or other government document that shows your current and complete name and address.

If you’ve previously voted in a federal election in West Virginia, you aren’t required to bring an ID.

For more information, contact your state election office.

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