Absentee Voting Available to All Voters During the Coronavirus Emergency
Due to COVID -19, every registered West Virginia voter is eligible to vote absentee in West Virginia’s June 9 primary and judicial elections.
Note: Absentee ballot applications for the primary election were mailed to all registered voters. If you haven’t received an application contact your county clerk or obtain an application at GoVoteWV.com.
Three Simple Steps for Voting an Absentee-by-Mail Ballot
1. The voter submits an absentee ballot application to their county clerk.
County clerks mailed absentee ballot applications to all registered West Virginia voters in early April. If you haven’t received an application, contact your county clerk or obtain an application at GoVoteWV.com. Your county clerk must receive your application by June 3.
2. Once the application is approved, the county clerk will mail a postage prepaid absentee ballot with instructions and materials to the voter.
County clerks will begin mailing the actual ballots on April 24.
3. The voter marks the absentee ballot according to the instructions and places it in the mail. It must be postmarked by Election Day, June 9, 2020.
Register to Vote
If you are not yet registered to vote, contact your county clerk to request an application or obtain an application at GoVoteWV.com. The deadline to register to vote for the primary election is May 19 and can be completed at GoVoteWV.com.
For more information on voting and the 2020 West Virginia Primary Election, visit the West Virginia Secretary of State's GoVoteWV.com
2020 PRIMARY ELECTION
Last day to register to vote.
May 27 - June 6
Early voting at the county courthouse, annex, or designated community voting location during normal business hours and Saturdays 9:00 - 5:00 p.m. There is no early voting on Sundays.
Deadline to request an absentee ballot.
Last day to hand-deliver a ballot to your county clerk's office.
PRIMARY ELECTION DAY
Last day to mail absentee ballots or vote in-person
Last day that absentee ballots mailed, but without a postmark, will be accepted.
Canvass - Absentee ballots postmarked by Election Day will be counted if received by start of canvass