About the Office

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History of the State Seal

Seal Drawing

The seal contains the Latin motto Montani Semper Liberi, which means Mountaineers Are Always Free.

A farmer stands to the right and a miner to the left of a large ivy-draped stone bearing the date of the state’s admission to the union, June 20, 1863. The stone in the center of the seal also stands for strength.

In front of the stone are two hunters’ rifles upon which rests a Phrygian cap, or “cap of liberty.

The Less Seal of the State is the same as the Great Seal...Read More

About Secretary Warner

Secretary of State Mac Warner

On November 8, 2016, Andrew McCoy "Mac" Warner was elected to become West Virginia’s 30th Secretary of State.

Secretary Warner graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and West Virginia University's College of Law.

He has two Master of Law Degrees, one in Military Law from The Army Judge Advocate General's School and one in International Law from the University of Virginia Law School.

A decorated soldier, Secretary...Read More

Jennings Randolph Award

U.S. Senator Jennings Randolph

Jennings Randolph is the father of the 26th Amendment and the late U.S. Senator from Harrison County, WV.

Senator Randolph epitomizes what it means to never give up. He introduced a bill eleven times to lower the required age to register to vote from 21 to 18. Imagine failing not once or twice, but ten times before reaching your goal!

Randolph believed that if U.S. citizens were old enough to fight and die for their country, then they were old enough to vote ...Read More

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Address Confidentiality Program (ACP)

Address Confidentiality Program (ACP)​​​​​​

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