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2016 West Virginia General Election Dates and Deadlines

Jan 01 - Nov 02


Military and Overseas Absentee Voting

  Military and Overseas Voters may apply to receive an absentee ballot by mail or electronically. Learn more.

Aug 16 - Nov 02


Absentee Voting

  All other eligible voters may apply to receive an absentee ballot by mail. Learn more.

Sep 20


Write-in Candidate Filing Deadline

    Individuals who wish to be elected to an office by write-in votes may file the write-in candidate certificate of announcement. Learn more.

Sep 26 - Sep 30


Campaign Finance Reporting

    General-First campaign finance report due. Learn more.

Oct 18


Voter Registration

    Deadline to register to vote or update your information for the General Election. Register to vote/Update Information online or by mail.

Oct 24 - Oct 28


Campaign Finance Reporting

    Pre-General campaign finance report due. Learn more.

Oct 26 - Nov 05


Early Voting

  Early Voting is open during regular business hours at each county courthouse or courthouse annex. Early Voting is also available each Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Contact your County Clerk to confirm Early Voting hours and locations.

Nov 01 - Nov 08


Emergency Absentee Voting

    Eligible citizens may request an emergency absentee ballot until noon Election Day. Learn more.

Tues, Nov 08


General Election Day

    Polls open 6:30am through 7:30pm. Find your polling place.

Nov 21 - Dec 19


Campaign Finance Reporting

    Post-General campaign finance report due. Learn more.