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West Virginia

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Voter Information

General Election Day: June 6, 2023
General Election Ballots Mailed: April 21, 2023
General Election In-Person Early Voting Opens: May 24, 2023
Additional Voting Information: West Virginia Elections Information Website


This state requires an excuse to vote by mail. Check out the information below to determine if you are eligible to vote by mail.

Absentee Voting Criteria

All registered West Virginia voters may vote by absentee ballot in person during the period of early voting. You may vote by absentee ballot by mail in West Virginia if:

  • You will be absent from the county during both the early voting period and Election Day because of personal or business travel or attendance at a college, university or other place of education or training.
  • Your employment that makes voting in person impossible because of the hours worked and distance from the county seat.
  • You are confined to a specific location and prevented from voting in person due to an illness, injury, other medical reason, physical disability, or advanced age.
  • You are incarcerated or detained in jail or a home on Election Day, but not under conviction of any felony, of treason, or of bribery (including any period of probation or parole).
  • You are a participant in the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) with the Office of the Secretary of State.
  • The county absentee voting office and your polling place are inaccessible to you due to your physical disability.

If you have encountered a problem with voting, please call this national nonpartisan hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE.