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 Primary Election Dates

 2014 Election Dates

 Primary Election Day

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Polls open 6:30 a.m. through 7:30 p.m.

WV Code §3-5-1. Time and place of holding primary elections in the year one thousand nine hundred eighty and thereafter; hours polls open

Primary elections shall be held at the voting place in each of the voting precincts in the state, for the purposes set forth in this article, on the second Tuesday in May in the year one thousand nine hundred eighty-six and in each second year thereafter.

At such election the polls shall be opened and closed at the hours provided for opening and closing the polls in a general election.

 Primary Early Voting Period

Wednesday , April 30, 2014 through Saturday May 10, 2014 
Early Voting is open during regular business hours at each county courthouse or annex. Early Voting is also available each Saturday during the Early Voting period 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.

 Primary Absentee Voting Deadlines

 January 1, 2014 through May 7, 2014 
Uniformed and Overseas Voters may request an absentee ballot.

Tuesday, February 18 through May 7, 2014
All other voters may request an absentee ballot.

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

       (a) Upon oral or written request, the official designated to supervise and conduct absentee voting shall provide to any voter of the county, in person, by mail, or electronically the appropriate application for voting absentee by mail as provided in this article. The voter shall complete and sign the application in his or her own handwriting or, if the voter is unable to complete the application because of illiteracy or physical disability, the person assisting the voter and witnessing the mark of the voter shall sign his or her name in the space provided.
 

         (b) Complete 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 request, 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.

 Primary Emergency Absentee Voting

 Tuesday, May 6, 2014 through Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at noon
 Request for voting 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 or 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.