Voting Info - West Virginia Strong

Election Day is Tuesday November 6 2018

Make A Plan To Vote!


Polls will be open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM. 

Can't make it to the polls on Election Day? Early Voting runs October 24 - November 3.

If you're unable to vote in person at any time due to travel, school, or other approved reasons. you can get an absentee ballot.

  • If you need an absentee ballot you can fill out the form here. Make sure you have your form in the mail by October 30th, as the deadline to request an absentee is 6 days before Election Day. Once you get your absentee ballot make sure it is postmarked by Election Day. 


What Do I Need To Bring To The Polling Place?

You need to bring one of the acceptable forms of ID as outlined in West Virginia's new Voter ID law. This does not need to be photo ID. All of the following forms of ID are acceptable under the new law. Make sure whatever form of ID you use is current and unexpired.

The following Non-Photo ID forms are acceptable proof of ID for the purposes of voting in West Virginia.

  • Voter Registration Card
  • Medicare or Social Security Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • WV Hunting or Fishing License
  • WV SNAP ID Card
  • WV TANF Program ID Card
  • WV Medicaid ID Card
  • Bank or Debit Card
  • Utility Bill or Bank Statement issued within 6 (six) months of the election
  • Health Insurance Card issued to the voter

The following Photo ID forms are acceptable proof of ID for the purposes of voting in West Virginia.

  • WV Drivers License or other WV ID Card issued by the DMV
  • Driver's License issued by another state
  • U.S. Passport or Passport Card
  • Military ID Card issued by the U.S.
  • U.S. or WV Government Employee ID Card
  • Student ID card
  • Concealed Carry (Pistol/Revolver) Permit

If this is your first time voting and you didn't register to vote in person, you may need to bring one of the following 5 types of ID.

  • Valid Driver's License
  • Paycheck
  • Government Issued Check
  • Current Utility Bill
  • Current Bank Statement

If you don't have one of the forms of ID you may be able to utilize one of the following exceptions.

  • 1) A signed, sworn statement by an adult who has known the voter for 6 months or more.
  • Bring a friend or family member who has known you for 6 months or more to the polls. This friend must have a Photo ID showing their name and address, and sign an affidavit confirming your identity.
  • 2) A poll worker knows the voter
  • If a poll worker has known you for 6 months or longer you do not need to show any additional affidavit or ID.
  • 3)Residents of State Care Facilities
  • If you're a resident of a State Care Facility, and your polling place is inside this facility, you do not need to show ID.

If for any reason, you are unable to provide any of these forms of ID, request a provisional ballot. Poll workers must provide you with a provisional ballot. 

  • For full details on the new State Voter ID Law, check out this video by the Secretary of State's office.

How can I learn more about who will be on my ballot?

Are you registered?

  • Unfortunately the registration deadline for the 2018 Midterm Election has already passed in the Mountain State. If you are already registered, it's a good idea to double-check your registration using the WV Secretary Of State's Online Tool.

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  • John Vaughn
    commented 2018-11-04 16:14:02 -0500
    Vote this Tuesday
  • Sandy Shepherd
    commented 2018-11-03 18:41:17 -0400
    WV may be corrupt but they’re not dumb. They’ll be at the polls and they’ll vote! They’re Patriotic, too!
    Remember that America! Don’t sell WV short !! See you at the polls!!