For more information, please visit the West Virginia Secretary of State's "GoVoteWV" website.
To use the online voter registration system you must have a current and valid driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-driver photo identification card issued by the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
Refer to the box below for information about ID requirements.
Choosing a political party: You may choose a political party affiliation when you register, but it is not required. If you do not register with a political party you will not be able to vote in the primary election.
You may apply to register to vote or update your information online, in person at your County Clerk’s office, or by mail.
|Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline||April 19, 2022|
|General Election Voter Registration Deadline||October 18, 2022|
To register to vote or update your voter registration online, you must provide the following information:
When you complete the application online, it will be submitted to your county clerk for processing. The county clerk will notify you if your application has been accepted or rejected. If you cannot meet any of the above requirements, you may sign an affidavit and cast a provisional ballot subject to verification of your eligibility to vote.
West Virginia does not allow registration on election day.
An ID is not required for mail-in registration, but you must provide one of the documents listed on the form to verify residence.
If you do not have a West Virginia driver's license or ID card number and the last four digits of your Social Security Number, you may not submit your form online, but you may enter your information online to be auto-filled in a voter registration application. Once you create your application online, you may print, sign and deliver it to your county clerk by mail or in person.
All voters must show a form of identification to vote in person during early voting or on election day in any location. Any ID used must be valid and not expired
Non-Photo Identification accepted:
Voter registration card
Medicare card or Social Security card
WV hunting or fishing license
WV SNAP ID card
WV TANF program ID card
WV Medicaid ID card
Bank or debit card
Utility bill or bank statement issued within six months of the date of the election
Health insurance card issued to the voter
Any document issued by the WV or US government that displays the voter's name
Any document issued by the state of WV or U.S. government containing voter's name, including a WV driver's license, passport, U.S. or WV government employee ID or military ID.:
Photo Identification accepted:
Three (3) exceptions to voter ID requirements
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State
For more information regarding Absentee Voting, please visit the West Virginia Secretary of State.
In order to apply for and receive an absentee ballot, you must meet one of the following requirements:
Offices/Measures That May Appear on the Ballot
|Federal (even years)||
President/Vice-President (elected every four years; next election in 2024)
Senator (elected every six years for staggered terms)
Representative (elected every two years)
|State (even years)||
Governor/Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Comptroller, Attorney General, (elected every four years)
State Senator (elected every two years)
State Representative (elected every two years)
Statewide ballot measures
Commissioner of Agriculture
House of Delegates
|Municipal (odd years)||
School Board and other boards and commissions
Mayor or First Selectman
Registrar of Voters
Aldermen or Selectmen
Local ballot measures
For results of the 2022 West Virginia Primary Election, see the website of the Secretary of State..
Election Day is November 8, 2022
Dates of municipal elections can be found on the Secretary of State Election Division web page, under the heading City and Town Elections.
The West Virginia Secretary of State is responsible for ensuring fair, smooth and organized elections.
To file a complaint if you believe anyone associated with the elections process is in violation of the law, the form can be found here: https://sos.wv.gov/about/Pages/Investigations.aspx
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