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 2014 Municipal Election Calendar

The following election dates are based on state law for an election held June 11, 2013. Your municipality may have a different Election Day, other deadlines set by charter or ordinances, or even hold a Primary Election. Consult with your City Clerk or Recorder or your town's charter and/or ordinances to be certain you are following the proper deadlines.

2014 Municipal Election Calendar


January 1
WV Code
§3-3-5(b)(1)
First day to receive absentee ballot applications from military and overseas voters.

January 13
to
January 25
WV Code
§3-5-7(c)
Candidate filing period. - A Certificate of Announcement must be recieved by the filing officer or post marked by January 26, 2013. Certificates of Announcement filed prior to January 14, 2013 cannot be accepted.

January 15
to
January 30
WV Code
§3-1-19

Execuitve Committees appoint Ballot Commissioners. If there are no Executive Committees or the committee fails to appoint some one, the clerk or recorder is responsible for appointing Ballot Commissioners.


February 11
WV Code
§3-5-11(a)
Deadline for candidates to withdraw and to have their name taken off of the ballot. The form or letter must be recieved by the filing officer by February 12. Postmarks do not qualify.

February 12
WV Code
§3-1-7(b)
Deadline to publish notice of precinct change.

March 12
WV Code
§3-1-7(b)

Deadline to order precinct change.


March 12
WV Code
§3-3-5C(a)
Deadline to adopt emergency absentee voting policy (optional).

March 18
WV Code
§3-3-5(b)(2)
First day to receive absentee ballot applications from all other voters.

March 18
WV Code
§3-1-29(c)
Deadline to notify executive committees of number of poll clerks and election commissioners they may nominate.           

April 1
9:00 AM
WV Code
§3-6-2(d)(2)
Uniform drawing of ballot positions.

April 1
WV Code
§3-3-11(a)
Deadline to estimate number absentee ballots needed.

April 11
WV Code
§3-1-7(g)
Deadline for emergency precinct change.

April 22
WV Code
§3-1-30(e)
Deadline to nominate poll workers.

April 22
WV Code
§3-6-4A(c)(1)
Deadline for write-in candidates to file.

April 25
WV Code
§3-3-11(a)
Absentee ballots must be delivered to the city clerk.

April 28
to
June 4
WV Code
§3-3-5(e)(1)
Mail absentee ballots within 1 day of receiving a completed application if the ballots are available.

May 10
to
June 3
WV Code
§3-1-46(c)
Mandatory training of poll workers.

May 15
to
May 21
WV Code
§3-6-3(b)
First publishing of sample ballots.

May 20
WV Code
§3-2-6(a)
Last day to register to vote in municipal election.

May 28
to
June 7
WV Code
§3-3-3(a)
Early voting period.

Early voting is conducted during regular business hours and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every Saturday during the early voting period. This applies in every municipal election.

May 31
WV Code
§3-3-3(a)
Early voting in person conducted 9 AM to 5 PM.

June 2
to
June 9
WV Code
§3-6-3(d)
Second publishing of sample ballots or publish official list of candidates and issues.

June 3
to
June 10
 @ Noon
WV Code
§3-3-5C(d)
Receive emergency absentee ballot application.

June 4
WV Code
§3-3-5(b)
Deadline to submit absentee ballot application.

June 7
WV Code
§3-3-3(a)
Early voting in person conducted 9 AM to 5 PM.

June 9
WV Code
§3-3-5(k)
Last day to receive a hand-delivered absentee ballot.

June 10
WV Code
§8-5-5
General Election Day (6:30 AM to 7:30 PM)

June 11
WV Code
§3-3-5(g)(1)
Deadline to accept absentee ballots.

June 16
WV Code
§3-3-5
Military and overseas absentee ballots or those postmarked by U.S. Postal Service by June 11 accepted until the start of canvass.

June 16
WV Code
§3-6-9(a)(8)
Canvass begins and election results are certified 48 hours after Declaration. ( If no recount has been requested.)

July 1
WV Code
§8-5-9
New terms begin.