Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to vote in West Virginia, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
West Virginia will hold its state and presidential primary on June 9th. Due to COVID-19, the state has expanded its absentee ballot access for the June 9th election. New voters may register through May 19th. To vote by mail, request an absentee ballot by the June 3rd.
If you are registered with the Republican or Democratic party, you are only allowed to vote in their primaries. If you are unaffiliated with a political party, you may select either party's ballot at the polls and remain unaffiliated.
See West Virginia Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
Early Voting Dates: May 27th to June 6th
You can vote in-person at your county clerk’s office from May 27th to June 6th before the election. No excuse required.
To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here). Your application must be received by June 3rd. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election. The excuse requirement is wavied for the June 9th election due to COVID-19. Voters who are registered by the week of April 6th will receive an absentee ballot application in the mail as West Virginia tries to move to a by mail election due to the Coronavirus.
The absentee ballot application period opens 84 days before the election. You must submit an application for an absentee ballot by-mail for each election. Whether it’s in person or by mail, you’ll need to give an excuse to vote by absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.