West Virginia will elect a U.S. Senator and a Governor in 2012.
Presidential and State Primary registration deadline – April 17, 2012
Presidential and State Primary date – May 8, 2012
General Election registration deadline – October 16, 2012
Election information phone number – 304-558-6000 or Toll-Free
State election website –
In person – Any voter may vote early in
person, no excuse necessary.
For the Presidential and State Primary, early in-person
voting is available between April 25 and May 4.
For the General Election, early in-person voting is
available between October 24 and November 3.
Addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for County
Clerks are available at
By mail – Voting by mail is permitted
only if you have a valid excuse such as that you will be away from your
county of residence on Election Day and through all of the early voting
period or you have health problems or a physical disability.
For the Presidential and State Primary, requests for
absentee/vote by mail ballots must be received between February 14 and May
2. Ballots must be postmarked by Primary Day, May 8, to be counted.
For the General Election, requests for absentee/vote by
mail ballots must be received between August 14 and October 31. Ballots must
be postmarked by Election Day, November 6, to be counted.
Absentee voting by mail – Begins September 21