West Virginia

14% of 18-29 year olds voted in West Virginia in 2022*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

The West Virginia voter registration deadline is October 15, 2024. Voters can apply online, in-person, or by mailing a completed application.

Check Registration Status

Check your West Virginia voter registration status here.



In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 17 years old and will be 18 years old by the next General Election, and a resident of West Virginia (and the county where you registered).

  • In order to register to vote you cannot be judged mentally incompetent by a court of law or be under conviction for a felony. Click here for more information about felons and their voting rights.
  • College students may choose to register to vote at either their home address OR at their college address.


The deadline to register to vote in West Virginia for the General Election is October 15, 2024.


Voter Registration Process

There are three methods of registering to vote in West Virginia: online, mail in a printable application, or in-person.

  • Further voter registration information for West Virginia can be found here.

This page was last updated on July 20, 2023

Questions? Contact us here.

West Virginia offers in-person, absentee, and early voting in the 2024 General Election.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

In West Virginia, you must have a reason to be eligible to vote by mail. Eligible reasons to apply for an absentee ballot can be found here. Click here to access West Virginia’s Absentee Ballot Application.

  • The deadline to request an absentee by-mail ballot is six days before the election (October 30, 2024). The application can be returned by mail, scanned, or in-person, but ID is required regardless of the returning method.
  • Your completed ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than 5 days after the election (November 10, 2024). The ballot may be hand-delivered at the Clerk’s office (there are no ballot drop boxes), but no later than the day before the election (November 4, 2024). Track your ballot here.
  • Further absentee/by-mail voting information for West Virginia is listed here.

Early Voting

West Virginia offers early voting.

  • Early voting begins 13 days before the election (October 23, 2024) and ends three days prior to Election Day (November 2, 2024)

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.


Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open 6:30 am-7:30 pm.

  • In order to vote in West Virginia, you must present a valid form of ID. Information about acceptable forms of ID can be found here.
  • Further West Virginia voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated on July 20, 2023

Questions? Contact us here.