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West Virginia

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

May 10, 2022

West Virginia Primary Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked: April 19, 2022
  • In-person request by: April 19, 2022
  • Online request by: April 19, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Received by: May 4, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Postmarked: May 10, 2022
  • In-person received: May 9, 2022
Early Voting: April 27 – May 7, 2022

November 8, 2022

West Virginia General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked: October 12, 2021
  • In-person request by: October 12, 2021
  • Online request by: October 12, 2021
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Received by: October 27, 2021
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Postmarked: November 8, 2022
  • In-person received: November 7, 2022
Early Voting: October 26 – November 5, 2022

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Absentee Voting

Voters can only vote absentee/by mail in West Virginia with an approved excuse. 

Voters who cannot make it to the polls on Election Day or the Early Voting period may be eligible to apply for an Absentee Ballot. 

You may apply for an absentee ballot starting 84 days before the election, however your application must be received by the county clerk at least 6 days before the election.  Your completed absentee ballot needs to be postmarked by Election Day and received by mail no later than 4PM Friday after the election. If you are delivering your absentee ballot in person, the municipal clerk must receive it no later than 8PM on Election Day.

See details of absentee voting and download the application here

Early Voting 

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 rom 9 AM to 5 PM.

See details of early voting here

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM ET. 

Find your polling location.


Voter ID Requirements

You do not need to provide ID to vote. The only exception is for first-time voters who registered by mail or through registration drive and failed to provide a West Virginia driver’s license, state ID number, or the last 4 digits of heir Social Security Number.

Language Access

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

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. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.