West Virginia


Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains...very low voter turnout! Let’s fix that last part. Since the 2014 election, West Virginia has had two races that were decided by one vote. ONE vote. So go vote! Here's what you need to know to be a voter in the Mountain State.

Be A Voter

Key Dates

Oct 18

Voter Registration Deadline

Oct 20

Recommended Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline

Oct 26 – Nov 5

Early Voting

Nov 2

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline

Nov 7

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline (in person)

Nov 8

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline (postmarked)

Nov 8

Election Day

West Virginia Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    We’re working with BallotReady to make this as easy as possible for you, so don’t fuck it up.

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  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

    DO IT
  • Can I vote by mail?

    Not typically. But there are exceptions that will allow you to vote absentee. Learn if you can do that here.

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  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! You can vote early between October 26th and November 5th.

  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, yes you do. A driver's license or DMV issued ID, a hunting or fishing license, a voter registration card, medicare card, social security card, birth certificate, a bank card, utility bill, bank statement, US. passport or card, military card, federal or state government employee ID, student ID card, or concealed carry permit. Actually, a lot of different types of IDs can work so make sure you get all the details below from VoteRiders.

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  • How do I cast my ballot?

    If you are voting absentee, you can return your ballot by mail or in-person. For in-person voting, polling places will be open from 6:30am to 7:30pm, and you can find your polling place here.

    Find Your Polling Place


  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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