West Virginia Voter Info

The general election is Nov 3, 2020
West Virginia, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, west virginia!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Wed Oct 28, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Tue Oct 13, 2020

Early Voting

Wed Oct 21, 2020
Sat Oct 31, 2020

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Postmarked by Tue Nov 3, 2020
Post received by Mon Nov 9, 2020
Hand Delivered by Mon Nov 2, 2020
Wed Oct 28, 2020

Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

You are eligible to vote in West Virginia if you:
  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Reside in West Virginia and the parish in which you want to vote
You are NOT eligible to vote in West Virginia if:
  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • You are on parole for a felony conviction or convicted of a felony
You may preregister to vote in West Virginia
  • at 17 years of age and provided you will be 18 by the next general election.
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:
  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Can I vote if I have a record?

Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote

I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?

Students who lived in West Virginia before moving elsewhere to attend school, and who wish to establish or keep their West Virginia voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ West Virginia address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. Students attending school in West Virginia should be able to register and vote at their school address as long as they do not plan to move back to their parents’ house, and they intend to make it their residence, even if they do not have specific plans beyond graduation.

Will I need ID?

To register to vote in West Virginia you should provide one of the following:
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your West Virginia Driver's License Number
  • Your West Virginia ID Number
If you are registering to vote for the first time by mail, you will need to provide a copy of a valid ID. Acceptable forms of ID include:
  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
You are required to show voter ID in West Virginia. You can use any ID from this list:
  • Utility Bill
  • Bank Statement
  • Government Issued Document that shows your Current Name and Address
  • Hunting or Fishing ID
  • Medicare or Medicaid Card issued by the government
  • Social Security Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Valid Voter ID Card
  • Insurance Plan ID Card
  • Utility Bill
  • Valid Federal issued ID
  • Valid Student ID
  • Valid issued ID
  • Valid West Virginia Driver's License
  • TANF ID card
  • License to Carry Concealed Weapon or Firearm
  • Valid US Passport

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West Virginia Voter Info

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