Make Sure You’re Ready to Vote!

TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 23 is the deadline to register to vote in the 2024 WV Primary Election. Register, check, or update your registration at, then make a plan to vote.


1) Check your registration status RIGHT AWAY.

  • The deadline to register or update your registration is Tuesday, April 23.
    You can register to vote or update your information online, in person at your County Clerk’s office, or by mail.
  • To register to vote or update your registration online you must have a West Virginia driver’s license or ID card with your current address on it.
    If mailed, voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 23, 2024.

2) Find out what’s on your ballot. An interactive sample ballot tool is available 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, your county board of education, and conservation district supervisor.
  • Your political party makes a difference when you vote in the Primary Election because it determines which ballot you may receive. If you are registered with one of the four recognized political parties (Democratic, Libertarian, Mountain, or Republican), you may only vote that party’s ballot or the non-partisan ballot. If you are registered with any other party or with no party, you can request a ballot for one of the recognized parties, or you will be given the non-partisan ballot.

3) Make a Plan to Vote.

– Apply for an 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.
    Hurry! The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Wednesday, May 8. (We recommend you fill out your application and mail it to your county clerk at least two weeks before the deadline to make sure you have time to receive and return your ballot before the election.)

– Vote Early In-Person:

Early in-person voting begins Wednesday, May 1 continues through Saturday, May 11.

– Vote on Election Day:

Election Day is Tuesday, May 14. Polls are open 6:30 am to 7:30 pm.

Everyone must show some form of ID when they go to the polls. For a list of acceptable forms of non-photo and photo ID, visit OR contact your county clerk.
Questions? Assistance?

FAQ from the Secretary of State’s office
Contact your County Clerk or the WV Secretary of State’s office at 304-558-6000.
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.


Important Dates & Deadlines

April 23, 2024 – Voter Registration Deadline


May 1 – May 11, 2024 – Early Voting at the county courthouse, an annex or a designated community voting location during normal business hours and 9 am to 5 pm on the last 2 Saturdays before the Primary Election.


May 7 – Noon, May 14, 2024 – Requests for Emergency Absentee Ballot


May 8, 2024 – Deadline for Absentee Ballot Applications – Absentee ballot applications received after May 8, even if postmarked, cannot be accepted by law.


May 13, 2024 – Deadline for Hand-Deliver Absentee Ballot to the Clerk’s Office


May 14, 2024 – ELECTION DAY


May 14, 2024 – Absentee Ballots Received Electronically From Eligible Voters Accepted – Absentee ballots submitted electronically by eligible military and overseas voters and eligible voters with physical disabilities are accepted by close of polls.


May 15, 2024 – Absentee Ballots mailed but without a Postmark Accepted


May 20, 2024 – Absentee Ballots Postmarked by Election Day Accepted



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