Secretary of State Mac Warner announced that he has issued guidance and a funding opportunity to assist county clerks with mailing an absentee ballot application to every registered voter in West Virginia for the June 9 Primary Election.
There are three simple steps for voting an absentee-by-mail ballot:
The voter submits an absentee ballot application to their county clerk;(Watch your mail for the COVID-19 card mailed by your County Clerk the first week of April)
Once approved, the county clerk will mail a postage prepaid absentee ballot with instructions and materials to the voter;
The voter marks the absentee ballot according to the instructions and places it in the mail to be postmarked by Election Day, June 9, 2020.
Secretary of State Mac Warner announced that he has issued guidance and a funding opportunity to assist county clerks with mailing an absentee ballot application to every registered voter in West Virginia for the Primary Election.
The goal of this uniform, statewide mailing is to ensure every eligible voter has an opportunity to vote while protecting the health of voters, county clerks’ staff members, election workers, and the general public, while maximizing participation in the June 9 Primary Election.
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How to request an absentee ballot:
Obtain the West Virginia Absentee Ballot Application
Fill out the application in your own handwriting
Return the application by:
Your county clerk must receive your application by May 6.
Note: State and federal law make additional accommodations for military and overseas voters. Click here for more information.
Early Voting: May 27th to June 6th
Election Day: June 9
April 24, 2020 – County Clerk begins sending ballots to absentee voters.
May 19, 2020 – Deadline to register to vote
May 27 – June 6, 2020 – Early Voting at the county courthouse, annex or designated community voting location during normal business hours and Saturdays 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
June 3, 2020 – Deadline to request an absentee ballot for all voters.
June 2, 2020 - June8, 2020 – Official List of Candidates or Sample Ballot published in local newspapers throughout the state (publication dates will vary by county).
June 8, 2020 – Deadline to hand-deliver Absentee Ballot to County Clerk’s office.
June 9, 2020 – Primary Election Day
June 10, 2020 – Absentee Ballots mailed, but without a postmark accepted.
June 15, 2020 – (Canvass) – Absentee Ballot postmarked by Election Day accepted if received by start of Canvass.
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