West Virginia Election Law

West Virginia - Law Across the Pandemic

Voter Registration

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
MethodBy mail or in person. No changeNo legislative movement.
DeadlineTwenty-one (21) days prior to election. No changeNo legislative movement.
AutomaticYesNo changeNo legislative movement
Same DayNot allowedNo changeNo legislative movement

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseAllowed for those suffering disability, illness, or incarceration. No-excure absentee ballots allowed.
- West Virginia Secretary of State
No legislative movement
AutomaticAt the DMVNo changeNo legislative movement
DeadlineSix days prior to the election. No changeNo legislative movement
Valid for X# of CyclesSame cycle onlyNo changeNo legislative movement

Absentee Ballot Return (other than by mail)

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Voter IDSignature VerificationNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Drop BoxNot mentionedNo ChangesNo legislative Activity
Return DeadlinePostmarked by election day and received no later than the Monday after the general election. No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Ballot Harvesting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ProhibitedA person may not turn in more than two ballots. No changeNo legislative movement
Limited 3rd PartyAllowed by anybody. No changeNo legislative movement
Paid Political OperativesNot mentioned No changeNo legislative movement

Early Voting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
By MailYesNo changeNo legislative movement
In PersonYesNo changeNo legislative movement

Voter Identification - Absentee Ballot

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Signature VerificationYesNo changeNo legislative movement
Witness StatementNo No changeNo legislative movement
Other---
Cure ProcessNo cure processNo changeNo legislative movement

Voter Identification - In Person

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Photo IDRequested, but not required. No changeNo legislative movement
Other Options---
Provisional BallotsNot providedNo changeNo legislative movement

Voting Day

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Hours6:30 AM to 7:30 PMNo changeNo legislative movement
Wait TimeNot mentionedNo changeNo legislative movement
Electioneering100 feetNo changeNo legislative movement
Other---

Voter Rolls

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Update FrequencySystemic purging to take place from October 1st every odd year to February 1st of the following year. No changeNo legislative movement
Voter RemovalDeath and moving. No chagneNo legislative movement