West Virginia

Mountain State

Montani semper liberi (Mountaineers are always free)


394,000 absentee ballots were cast in West Virginia’s 2020 election cycle. Overall 802,726 ballots were cast in the 2020 election, putting overall state turnout at about 63.25%. The state swung heavily for incumbent Donald Trump, who won its 5 electoral votes with 68.63% of the popular vote. West Virginia voted for Donald Trump in 2020 making him the first Republican candidate to carry the state since Bob Dole in 1996.

West Virginia has a bicameral legislature with 34 senators and 100 delegates. The legislative sessions are held annually staring the second Wednesday in January lasting 60 days, and Republicans have held the majority in both chambers since 2014. West Virginia’s governor, Jim Justice (R), is not eligible for re-election.