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West Virginia Voting Guide

Welcome to FindLaw's West Virginia Voter Guide. We'll answer your questions about voting in the next election, voter eligibility, voter registration, registration deadlines, mail-in and in-person voting, special accommodations for disabled West Virginia voters, and what you can do if you see illegal activity at the polls.

The voting process can be confusing, and the rules vary by state. Learn what to expect in our West Virginia Voting Guide.

Am I eligible to vote in West Virginia?

You are eligible to vote in West Virginia if you are:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A resident of West Virginia
  • At least 18 years of age on Election Day

You are ineligible to vote in West Virginia if:

  • You have a felony conviction and have not completed your sentence (The state will restore your voting rights once you complete your sentence, including probation or parole)
  • The courts have deemed you mentally incompetent

You do not lose your right to vote permanently. Disenfranchised voters can ask election officials to reinstate their registration or allow them to re-register. You can submit a new registration form, and once the State approves it, they will renew or revive your registration status.


Where Do I Vote?

You can find the location of your polling place via the West Virginia Secretary of State's polling place website.

How To Register in West Virginia

There are several ways to register to vote in West Virginia. This includes registering:

In Person

Register at a governmental office like the County Clerk's Office.

Over the Phone/Online

You can register online via the West Virginia Secretary of State's website or by phone at (866) 767-8683.

At the DMV

You can register in person at the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles.

By Mail

Mail your registration to your County Clerk or the Secretary of State's Office.

West Virginia Voting Resources

Your vote counts. Take the time to learn how and when to vote.


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