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Answers to Your Questions

  • When are the polls open?
    On election day, the polls will be open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM.


  • Is there another day I can vote?
    Yes, you may take advantage of Early Voting. Any registered voter may vote at their County Clerk’s office 13 days before the election and ending the 3rd day before the election. Some counties offer additional Early Voting locations. Early Voting is available on weekdays during regular business hours and on Saturdays from 9AM to 5PM.Please call your County Clerk’s office to find out additional locations and hours for Early Voting.


  • Where do I vote?
    You must vote at your polling place. This place is determined by your physical address that you put on your registration form. To find out where your polling place is:

  • What do I need to bring?
    If you registered by mail, and did not provide a copy with your registration form, you will need to bring:

    • A copy of a current & valid photo ID, or

    • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and current residence address.

    Even if you registered in person or provided the necessary documentation with your registration form, it is a good idea to bring the above identification with you.

  • What happens if I do not bring the required documentation, my name is not on the voting list, or I am in the wrong precinct?
    Request a provisional ballot.


  • What is a provisional ballot?
    A provisional ballot is used when a voter’s eligibility cannot be determined at the polling place. The vote cast on a provisional ballot will not be considered until canvass and the voter’s eligibility can be determined. The status of a provisional ballot can be checked online at:


  • What if I cannot get to my polling place or my County Clerk’s office to vote due to a medical condition or a disability?
    Then you can request an absentee ballot.


  • How do I find out what kind of voting system my county uses?

    • You may call your County Clerk’s office, or

    • Visit this website, which details what voting systems each county of West Virginia uses:

    Instructions on the use of the electronic voting systems used in West Virginia can be found at this website:

  • Is there anything else that can make voting easier?
    Please call your County Clerk’s office to verify that you are registered before election day. Ask for accommodations (assistance with voting, accessible voting machine, etc.) when you sign in. Also, be sure that you know where your polling place is.


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