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 Election Day

Upcoming 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?

1. You will check in with the poll workers at the registration table (there may be a line).

2. The poll worker will ask you to state your name and address, and they will search their list of registered voters for your name. 

2017 Special Bond Election ID law: If you are a first-time voter, the poll workers may ask for your identification. Voters may use any of the following forms of identification:

    • Valid photo identification 
    • Utility bill
    • Bank statement
    • Government check
    • Paycheck
    • Any other official government document

3.  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.

4.  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.