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West Virginia Election Dates

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Recent and Upcoming Election Dates And Deadlines

This page contains dates and deadlines information on elections occurring in West Virginia.

Election dates and deadlines vary by locality. Please be advised that these dates are updated regularly but are subject to scheduling changes at the local level.

Scheduled Elections In West Virginia

May 8,2018 2018 May 8 Primary Election Day
November 6,2018 2018 November 6 General Election

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

2018 May 8 Primary Election Day -- Date: May 8,2018
2018 November 6 General Election -- Date: November 6,2018

The Opening And Closing Times For Polling Places

Polls open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Please note that polls are open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM on Election Day. In emergency situations, your polling location may change.

Am I Eligible To Vote in West Virginia?

As stated by West Virginia Code, you are eligible to vote in West Virginia if you are:
  • A resident of West Virginia and the county in which you register.
  • A U.S. Citizen.
  • At least 17 years old, and 18 before the next General Election. (Seventeen year olds may register and vote in primary elections, if they turn 18 by the next General Election.)
  • Not currently under conviction for a felony, including probation or parole, or a court ruling of mental incompetence. Voting rights are restored when the term of conviction ends.

Please register only if you are an eligible West Virginia resident. If you reside in another state, use to find links to your home states registration information. Voter registration before an election closes on the twenty-first day before the election or on the first day thereafter which is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.

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