Vote Absentee by Mail

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, all voters in West Virginia are eligible to vote by absentee ballot in the 2020 Primary Election. You may complete your ballot application and submit your ballot as soon as possible.

There are three simple steps for voting an absentee-by-mail ballot:

  1. The voter submits an absentee ballot application to their county clerk;
    (Watch your mail for the COVID-19 card mailed by your County Clerk the first week of April. This card will contain the application for an absentee ballot. Simply fill it out and mail it to your county clerk. If you don't receive an application, visit or call your County Clerk.)

  2. Once approved, the county clerk will mail a postage prepaid absentee ballot with instructions and materials to the voter;

  3. The voter marks the absentee ballot according to the instructions and places it in the mail to be postmarked by Election Day, June 9, 2020.

Unless a voter is a military or overseas voter, the ballot must be mailed and postmarked by Election Day and received by the start of Canvass.

If the voter wishes to submit the ballot by hand-delivery, absentee ballots must be delivered to the County Clerk's office by the day before Election Day. 

For more information, visit the Secretary of State's website: