West Virginia Voter Info

The general election is Nov 5, 2024.
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

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Early Voting

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Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

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:
  • at 17 years of age provided you will be 18 by the next general election.
  • Are a U.S. citizen
You are NOT eligible to vote in West Virginia if:
  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • You are serving a sentence which includes any period of incarceration, parole and probation, following a conviction for either a felony, treason, or bribery in an election
Restorative Requirements
  • If you have completed a felony sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation, or you have been pardoned, then you are immediately eligible to register to vote
You may preregister to vote in West Virginia
  • at 17 years of age 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?

Please use our eligibility tool to find out if you can 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:
  • 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. If you registered to vote for the first time in West Virginia or your county, and you have not voted in a federal election in this state, you must show a valid ID with your voter registration application or the first time you vote. 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
In West Virginia, you are required to show voter ID which is valid and not expired. 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 West Virginia Voter ID Card
  • Insurance Plan ID Card
  • Utility Bill
  • Valid Federal issued ID
  • Valid Student ID
  • Valid West Virginia 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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