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 Election Day

2018 Elections:

  • Primary Election Day: May 8, 2018
  • General Election Day: November 6, 2018

Polls are open from 6:30AM to 7:30PM. Find your polling place.

 What Happens at the Polling Place?

Voters check-in with the poll workers at the registration table. If there is a line, your patience is much appreciated. For longer-than-normal lines, please call your county clerk’s office or the Secretary of State. At the check-in table, the poll worker will ask for:

  1. Your name;
  2. Your residence address; and
  3. One form of approved voter identification (there are several forms of non-photo and photo identification. Please see the following link for more information: Voter ID Law Information).

In addition to the voter ID law, first-time voters may be asked for one of just a few different forms of identification to confirm their residence address. For those first-time voters, they must present one of the following forms of identification:

  • Valid photo identification
  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Any other official government document​​​

The poll worker will show your name and address on the list of voters. He or she will then ask you to verify your information and sign. If your name or address has changed, but you are still a resident of the county, you may update your information. If you have moved outside of your precinct but in the same county, you should call the County Clerk's Office to find out your new polling place. If you have moved outside of your county, you must update your registraiton to your new county at least 21 days before the election: ovr.sos.wv.gov. Your vote may not count if you vote in the wrong polling place on Election Day.
A poll worker will take you to the voting booth where you will vote your ballot. Different counties have different methods of voting: learn about your counties voting system. If you are worried about voting because you have a disability, learn about your voting opportunities.

Important: ​​​If the poll worker does not find your name in the books, or if you are required to show ID but do not have any of the above documents, you may vote a provisional ballot: learn what it means to vote provisional