Election infrastructure is designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as part of the nation’s critical infrastructure. Election infrastructure includes voter registration databases, election management systems, voting systems, election voting system storage facilities, and voting locations.
Below are efforts by the West Virginia Secretary of State (WVSOS), county clerks, and county commissions to secure election systems in West Virginia:
49 of 55 counties use the ExpressVote system in statewide elections. Braxton, Clay, Lewis, Nicholas, Tucker, and Webster use optical scan ballots with ExpressVote systems available for voters with disabilities.
Map of Voting Systems by County
The See Something, Text Something program leverages the technology of common cell phones to quickly and securely report allegations of wrongdoing directly to the WVSOS Investigations Division. With investigators situated around the state, the immediate transfer of information will allow them to get to work quickly.
Possible violations of election law can be confidentially reported from any common texting device in three easy steps:
Online Complaint Form
Once submitted, the complaint is immediately received by the WVSOS Investigations Division for action, and a notice of receipt will be sent. Complaints made to the WV Secretary of State's Office are kept confidential. By state law, employees of the WVSOS office are not permitted to discuss any election investigations or complaints.