Early Voting Starts Wed. May 1st

With Early Voting set to begin Wednesday, May 1st, we wanted to make sure you have all the information you need to vote.


1) Everyone must show some form of ID at the polls.

Go here to find out if you’re registered.
For a list of acceptable forms of non-photo and photo ID, visit https://sos.wv.gov/elections/Pages/BeReg.aspx

2) Find out what’s on your ballot.

An interactive sample ballot can be found here.
In addition to choosing your party’s nominees for the General Election, the Primary Election is your only opportunity to vote for candidates for various judicial offices (including magistrate), your county board of education and conservation district supervisor.

3) Make Your Plan to Vote.

– Vote Early In-Person:

Early in-person voting begins Wednesday, May 1 continues through Saturday, May 11.
A list of early voting locations and hours can be found here.

– Vote on Election Day:

Election Day is Tuesday, May 14th. Polls are open 6:30am to 7:30pm.
Before you go visit GoVoteWV.com or contact your county clerk to see if your polling location has changed.

– Apply for Absentee Ballot:

You need an excuse to vote absentee. If you are homebound or disabled you qualify to vote absentee. You can review eligibility requirements and download an absentee ballot application here.

Don’t have a printer? Contact your county clerk to have an application sent to you.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Wednesday, May 8th.
The deadline for hand delivering absentee ballots to the clerk’s office is Monday, May 13.
Get informed and make a plan to vote!

Mountain State Spotlight’s 2024 primary election guide has what you need to know to cast an informed vote this May.


Additional Candidate Information/Legislative Scorecards:

– League of Women Voters of West Virginia – 2023, 2024

– WV FREE – 2023, 2024

– WV Sierra Club – 2023-2024


Questions? Assistance?

– FAQ from the Secretary of State’s office
– Voters who encounter problems at the polls or who might have questions about the voting process can call the Election Protection hotline at 866-Our-Vote.

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