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West Virginia Voting Guide

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all voters may request an absentee ballot for the 2020 general election. Find out how below.

Voting can be an important way for citizens to express their thoughts and opinions, and to influence national, state, and local politics. However, the process of casting your ballot can be confusing, and the rules vary by state. Prepare for Election Day. Learn about the process 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 been convicted of a felony and are currently serving out your sentence (voting rights are restored after the sentence has been fully completed.)
  • Have been deemed mentally incompetent by a court of law

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 such as the Secretary of State's Office.

Over the Phone

You can register online via the West Virginia Secretary of State's website.

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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