More information: https://sos.wv.gov/elections/Pages/GoVoteWV.aspx
To use the online voter registration system you must have a current and valid driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-driver photo identification card issued by the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
Online registration form: https://ovr.sos.wv.gov/Register/Landing#Landing
Printable forms: https://sos.wv.gov/elections/Pages/RegisterToVote.aspx
Refer to the box below for information about ID requirements.
Choosing a political party
You may choose a political party affiliation when you register, but it is not required. If you do not register with a political party you will not be able to vote in the primary election.
To update registration after a move, name change, or change of political party affiliation, use the voter registration form.
To cancel your voter registration send a written, signed request to your county clerk.
County Clerk Directory: https://sos.wv.gov/elections/Pages/CountyClerkDirectory.aspx
All voters must show a form of identification to vote in person during early voting or on election day in any location. Any ID used must be valid and not expired
Non-Photo Identification accepted:
Photo Identification accepted:
Three (3) exceptions to ID voter requirements
More information: https://sos.wv.gov/elections/Pages/BeReg.aspx
Department of Motor Vehicles
Obtaining a Driver’s License
For online voter registration, a West Virginia drivers license or state ID is required.
An ID is not required for mail-in registration, but you must provide one of the documents listed on the form to verify residence:
If you cannot meet any of the above requirements, you may sign an affidavit and cast a provisional ballot subject to verification of your eligibility to vote.
More information: https://sos.wv.gov/elections/Pages/AbsenteeVotingInformation.aspx
In order to apply for and receive an absentee ballot, you must meet one of the following requirements:
Application for Absentee Ballot: https://sos.wv.gov/elections/Pages/AbsenteeVotingInformation.aspx
Many organizations offer free rides to polling places. Some of these include:
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
Find useful voter information including:
Librarians from the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT), a Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA), created these reference guides. These guides are intended for informational purposes only and are not in any way intended to be legal advice.