Helpful Voting Links — West Virginia
For voting information specific to your state, click on the links below or in the blue or grey boxes. Or, browse the options below for an extensive directory of additional resources.
Primary/Caucus Info — West Virginia
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.
What's on the ballot?
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot. As West Virginia has its state primary and presidential primary on the same date in 2016, note that you may request a nonpartisan ballot that includes nonpartisan state races only if you do not wish to participate in the partisan election.
See Where Your Elected Officials Stand — West Virginia
Voter ID Requirements — West Virginia
What forms of ID are acceptable?
- Current and valid photo identification
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter
- A cell phone bill will be accepted as utility bills, and student housing bills from a public college or university will also be accepted as government documents. Online printouts will likely be accepted
- Student ID will be accepted if it contains a name and address
Early & Absentee Voting — West VirginiaRequest an Absentee Ballot
Early Voting Dates: Oct. 26th to Nov. 5th
You can vote in person at your county clerk's office from Oct. 26th to Nov. 5th before the election. No excuse required.
To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Nov. 2nd. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election.
You’ll need to give an excuse to vote by mail ballot. Info here on what qualifies.