In West Virginia, you don't have to wait until Election Day to vote. You can skip Election Day lines and vote early at a time that's convenient for you.
Vote Early in Person
All voters in West Virginia can vote in person before Election Day at County Clerk's offices from October 24, 2012 through November 3, 2012.
Vote Early by Mail
You can also vote before Election Day by completing an absentee ballot and submitting it by mail, so long as one of the following applies to you:
- Travel or Work makes you unable to vote in person on Election Day and unable to vote during Early In Person voting
- Your hours of employment make voting impossible
- You maintain your voting residence in West Virginia and live there the majority of the time but live elsewhere for part of the year
- You have been given a job assignment which requires you to live outside your county or West Virginia for a definite time
- You have Health Problems or a Physical Disability that keeps you confined to your home or other care facility so that you cannot vote in person
- Your polling place is inaccessible to you because of your physical disability or other reason
- A family member been hospitalized because of an emergency during the last seven days before the election and will still be in the hospital or nursing facility on election day
- You are a Military or Overseas Voter or the spouse or dependent of someone in the service
- You attend school away from home
- You are under Incarceration or detention in jail or in home.
If you are eligible to apply for Absentee Voting, complete the Absentee Voter Application
and return it to your County Clerk's office either by mail or in person. Your County Clerk's office must receive your application by the 6th day before the election.
Your completed ballot must either be postmarked by Election Day and received by your County Clerk's office by 6 days after, or returned to your County Clerk's office in person by Election Day.