State of West Virginia Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

U.S. Domestic Voters

General Information


You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 630am to 730pm on Election Day.

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Early Voting

Any registered voter may vote in person at the county courthouse or annex beginning 13 days before the election and ending 3 days before the election. Some counties offer additional early voting locations

Early voting is typically available on weekdays during regular business hours and on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm. ​

Absentee Voting

A registered voter may vote absentee provided they will be absent from their place of voting on Election Day and meet one of the following criteria:

  • You are away due to personal or business travel.
  • You are in attendance at college, university or other place of education or training
  • You are confined due to illness, injury or other medical reason
  • You are immobile due to advanced age or a physical disability.
  • You are incarcerated or in detention in jail or home and not convicted of a felony
  • Your employment because of hours worked and distance from the county seat makes voting in person impossible
  • You are a participant in the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) with the Office of the Secretary of State
  • The county absentee voting office and your polling place are inaccessible to you due to your physical disability
  • You are required to live temporarily outside county of residence because of service as an elected or appointed state or federal officer
  • You are required to live temporarily outside county of residence because of temporary assignment by your employer for a specific period of four years or less

General Information