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 Voters with Disabilities

West Virginia Voters with Disabilities

All polling places in West Virginia are equipped with at least one ADA approved Voting Machine.

If your polling place is not accessible for individuals with disabilities, you may request a transfer of registration; however, this request must be received by the County Clerk no later than 30 days prior to the date of the election. If you have missed the 30 day deadline, you may vote a provisional ballot in the county in which you are registered. See this provision of code here §3-1-34(b).

Who May Receive Assistance in Voting?

An individual may receive assistance in voting if he or she is unable to vote for the following reasons:

    1. Blindness
    2. Disability
    3. Advanced age 
    4. Inability to read and write
A Voter with Any of the Above Listed Conditions May:
§3-1-34(e)
  • Upon being read the offices and candidates on the ballot, physically mark his or her intended choices on the ballot.
  • If physically unable to mark his or her own ballot, declare his or her choices to two poll workers of opposing political parties who may mark the ballot according to the voter's wishes.
  • Vote from an automobile outside the polling place or precinct by the absentee balloting method if the following conditions are met: the polling place is not accessible and no voters are voting or waiting to vote inside the polling place.
Additional Information

Any voter who requests assistance in voting but who is believed not to be qualified for assistance shall, nevertheless, be permitted to vote a provisional ballot with the assistance of any person herein authorized to give assistance.

Download the West Virginia Voters with Disabilities Flyer Here