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 General Election Dates

 2014 General Election Dates

 General Election Day

 Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Polls open 6:30 a.m. through 7:30 p.m.
 

West Virginia Constitution §4-7. General Elections, when held- Terms of Officials.

The general elections of state and county officers, and of members of the Legislature, shall be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, until otherwise provided by law. The terms of such officers, not elected, or appointed to fill a vacancy, shall, unless herein otherwise provided, begin on the first day of January; and of the members of the Legislature, on the first day of December next succeeding their election. Elections to fill vacancies shall be for the unexpired term. When vacancies occur prior to any general election, they shall be filled by appointments, in such manner as may be prescribed herein, or by general law, which appointments shall expire at such time after the next general election as the person so elected to fill such vacancy shall be qualified.

 General Election Early Voting Period

 Wednesday, October 22, 2014 through Saturday, November 1, 2014
Early Voting is open during regular business hours at each county courthouse of courthouse annex. Early Voting is also available each Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WV Code §3-3-3. Early voting in person

      (a) The voting period for early in-person voting is to be conducted during regular business hours beginning on the thirteenth day before the election and continuing through the third day before the election. Additionally, early in-person voting is to be available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays during the early voting period.

 General Absentee Voting Deadlines

 January 1, 2014 through October 29, 2014
Uniformed and Overseas Citizens may request an absentee ballot.

August 12, 2014 through October 29, 2014
All other voters may request an absentee ballot.

WV Code §3-3-5. Voting an absentee ballot by mail or electronically; penalties.

      (b) Completed applications for voting an absentee ballot by mail are to be accepted when received by the official designated to supervise and conduct absentee voting in person, by mail, or electronically within the following times: 

             (1) For persons eligible to vote an absentee ballot under the provisions of subdivision (3), subsection (b), section one of this article, relating to absent uniformed services and overseas voters, not earlier than January 1 of an election year or eighty-four days preceding the election, whichever is earlier, and not later than the sixth day preceding the election, which application is to, upon the voter's be accepted as an application for the ballots for all elections in the calendar year; and 

            (2) For all other persons eligible to vote an absentee ballot by mail, not earlier than eighty-four days preceding the election and not later than the sixth day preceding the election.

 General Emergency Absentee Voting

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 through Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (at noon)
Citizens meeting the listed criteria may request an emergency absentee ballot
 

WV Code §3-3-5c. Procedures for voting an emergency absentee ballot by qualified voters.

      (d) Upon request of the voter of a member of the voter's immediate family or, when the county commission has adopted a policy to provide emergency absentee voting services to nursing home residents within the county, upon request of a staff member of the nursing home, the official designated to supervise and conduct absentee voting, upon receiving a proper request for voting an emergency ballot no earlier than the seventh day next preceding the election and no later than noon of election day shall supply to the emergency absentee ballot commissioners the application for voting an emergency absentee ballot and balloting materials. The emergency absentee ballot application is to be prescribed by the secretary of state and is to include the name, residence address and political party affiliation of the voter, the date, location and reason for confinement in the case of an emergency and the name of the attending physician.