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 Register to Vote

How Do I Register To Vote In West Virginia?
 
It is easy to register to vote or update your registration information - just follow the simple steps below. If you have any questions, please visit our Voter FAQ page.

Please register only if you are an eligible West Virginia resident. If you reside in another state, use USA.gov to find links to your home states registration information. See our FAQ to find out more about eligibility.

Check to see if you are already registered.
 

Download the PDF of your West Virginia Voter Registration Form

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First-Time West Virginia Voters:
If you are registering to vote for the first time in West Virginia, you must either present one of the following forms of identification at the polls or submit a copy of one along with your mail-in registration form:
  • Current and valid photo ID
  • A current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Any other official government document
Follow These Steps:

 

  1. Register using your home address. The law requires that you register where you live, not at a business address or Post Office box. When updating your registration, you must register after you have moved.
  2. Click in the boxes on the form to type in your current information. Mark the appropriate selection depending on whether you are completing a new registration, an address update or a party change. When you are finished entering the information, print the form. You must complete the remaining steps.
  3. Sign your legal name in the signature box under the phrase "SIGN YOUR NAME IN THE SPACE BELOW." We're sorry, but the form currently cannot be submitted online.
  4. Find your County Clerk's address in the roster of County Clerks and enter it on the mailing face of the card. Add postage. Mail your complete form to the County Clerk. Be sure to check the registration deadlines for the next state/county election (21 days before the next election).
  5. If you do not receive a notice in the mail within three weeks, call your County Clerk to see if there is a problem. The clerk is required to mail a notice to you at the address you provide, but if the notice is returned undeliverable at that address, the clerk cannot legally complete the registration and issue your voter card.