How to vote in my state
Last updated February 2, 2023
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In West Virginia, certain registered voters may receive and vote an absentee ballot by mail. This page provides information regarding absentee voting eligibility, process and required forms.
Voters may submit an absentee ballot application beginning January 1 for the upcoming May Primary Election, and beginning on the 84th day before the General Election.
The absentee ballot application must be received in your county clerk’s office by the 6th day before each election. Applications may be submitted to your county clerk via fax, U.S. mail, email, or in-person by hand delivery.
A complete list of the eligibility requirements and information relating to the different forms and qualifications for absentee voting in West Virginia may be viewed at the following link: Eligibility For Absentee Voting in West Virginia.
All registered voters may vote early without excuse. Early voting begins the 13th day before the election and continues until 3 days before the election. Early voting is available on weekdays during regular business hours and on Saturdays from 9 AM to 5 PM.
What to Expect
on Election Day
On Election Day, polls are open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM ET.
Voter ID Requirements
West Virginia voters must show an approved form of identification at the polls during early voting or on election day. All forms of ID must be valid and not expired.
Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters.
Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.”
It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose.
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