Instructions for voting

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  • How To: Register to Vote

    Voter registration requirements and deadlines. Register to vote

  • How To: Vote

    Find out how, where, and when to vote. How to vote

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How to Register to Vote

Register Online

You’ll need a West Virginia driver’s license or ID card number, and the last 4 digits of your Social Security number to register online.

Register Online


Check if you’re registered to vote

services.sos.wv.gov

Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Live in the county or city where you register in West Virginia
  • If convicted of a felony, treason, or bribery in an election, you can’t be in jail, on probation, or on parole
  • Not currently judged incompetent by a court
  • Not claim the right to vote in another state

How to Vote

Vote early
Oct 26–Nov 5

Bring an accepted form of ID, if required


Vote on Election Day
Nov 6

Polls are open 6:30 AM–7:30 PM. If you’re in line by 7:30 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted of ID, if required.


Who can vote early

Any voter registered in West Virginia can vote early in person.

Absentee ballot received by
November 6

Vote early
Oct 26–Nov 5

Bring an accepted form of ID, if required


Vote on Election Day
November 6

Polls are open 6:30 AM–7:30 PM. If you’re in line by 7:30 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted form of ID, if required

Voting requirements
  • Be registered to vote in West Virginia. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Live at a West Virginia address
  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Not be in jail, on parole, or on probation for a conviction of a felony, treason, or bribery in an election
  • Not currently be judged mentally incompetent by a court

ID requirements

If you’re not voting for the first time in West Virginia, you don’t need to provide ID to vote by mail or in person

If you registered to vote by mail and this is your first time voting in West Virginia, you’ll need to attach a copy to your mail ballot or bring one of the following:

  • Photo ID
  • Copy of a current utility bill
  • Copy of a current bank statement
  • Copy of a current paycheck
  • Copy of a current government check
  • Copy of other current government document that shows your name and address

Frequently Asked Questions