Election Rules

Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline: April 21

Primary Election Date: May 12

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 13

ID Requirements for Voting: ID is required but non-photo ID is accepted. If ID is not shown, voter can cast a provisional ballot and may provide an ID to certify their ballot until the Friday following Election Day.

Early Voting: Early voting for the primary election will take place from April 29 – May 9. Early voting for the general election will take place from October 21 – October 31.

Absentee Voting: An excuse is required to request an absentee ballot. Voters can access the application from the Secretary of State’s website and can fax, mail, email, or deliver in person to County Clerk at least 6 days before the election. View the excuses and the application here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

West Virginia ranks last in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

West Virginia Congressional Delegation

West Virginia State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size