How to register | Voter registration deadline | ID and other requirements | Absentee and early voting
Not sure what you’re registering for? Here’s an explainer on U.S. elections.
You’ll need to show ID, such as a driver’s license, student ID, medicare card, or utility bill. Here’s a full list of acceptable forms of ID.
There are some exceptions to this law.
If you don’t have an ID, you’re allowed to go to the polls and request what’s called a “provisional ballot,” which means you promise to show ID at a later date (or else your vote won’t count).
There’s no length-of-residency requirement to vote in West Virginia.
You can vote early if your away at school, physically incapable of making it to the polls, or are working all day on Election Day.
Fill out an application to vote absentee and send it to your county clerk.
Your absentee application needs to be received by 6 days before the election. Your filled-out ballot must be postmarked by Election Day.
Military/overseas voters can also get a ballot through the Federal Voting Assistance Program.