Make A Plan To Be A Voter

Owing to the unprecedented events of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are encouraging all voters to make a plan to be a voter. On this page you will find all of the information you need to ensure your vote and voice are heard.

01

Make sure your registration is current

Click here to register to vote or to update your voter registration. The last day to register and still be able to vote is October 13th.

02

Decide which voting method to use​

Click here to request a vote-by-mail ballot electronically or here to print a paper form you can fill out and mail in. All WV voters can choose to vote-by-mail for November. The last day to request a ballot is October 28th. It is strongly suggested that applications for vote-by-mail ballots be made as soon as possible.

All WV voters may participate in early voting at the Jefferson County Court House (100 E. Washington Street, Charles Town). Early voting takes place from October 21st until October 31st from 9 am until 5 pm, except for Sundays.

All WV voters may report to their polling place on Election Day, November 3rd from 6:30 am until 7:30 pm. Click here to find the location of your polling place.

03

Vote!

If voting by mail: Fill out your vote-by-mail ballot with a pen, following all instructions included in the packet. Questions? Call the County Clerk’s office at 304-728-3246. Once you have completed your ballot, seal it in the provided envelope. You can mail the ballot (it is strongly encouraged that you use a first-class stamp to ensure the ballot is postmarked) or hand deliver the ballot to the Court House (100 E. Washington Street, Charles Town) no later than November 2nd.

If voting during Early Voting: Go to the Jefferson County Court House (100 E. Washington Street, Charles Town) between October 21st and October 31st (except Sundays), between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. Masks are required to enter the Court House. Make sure you have an acceptable form of ID with you.

If voting on Election Day: Go to your regular polling place on November 3rd, between the hours of 6:30 am and 7:30 pm. Make sure you have an acceptable form of ID with you. 

04

If voting by mail, track your ballot.

All WV voters who have voted by mail can track the progress of their ballots. Click here to track your ballot.

01.

Make sure your registration is current

Click here to register to vote or to update your voter registration. The last day to register and still be able to vote is October 13th.

02.

Decide which voting method to use

Click here to request a vote-by-mail ballot electronically or here to print a paper form you can fill out and mail in. All WV voters can choose to vote-by-mail for November. The last day to request a ballot is October 28th. It is strongly suggested that applications for vote-by-mail ballots be made as soon as possible.

All WV voters may participate in early voting at the Jefferson County Court House (100 E. Washington Street, Charles Town). Early voting takes place from October 21st until October 31st from 9 am until 5 pm, except for Sundays.

All WV voters may report to their polling place on Election Day, November 3rd from 6:30 am until 7:30 pm. Click here to find the location of your polling place.

03.

Vote!

If voting by mail: Fill out your vote-by-mail ballot with a pen, following all instructions included in the packet. Questions? Call the County Clerk’s office at 304-728-3246. Once you have completed your ballot, seal it in the provided envelope. You can mail the ballot (it is strongly encouraged that you use a first-class stamp to ensure the ballot is postmarked) or hand deliver the ballot to the Court House (100 E. Washington Street, Charles Town) no later than November 2nd.

If voting during Early Voting: Go to the Jefferson County Court House (100 E. Washington Street, Charles Town) between October 21st and October 31st (except Sundays), between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. Masks are required to enter the Court House. Make sure you have an acceptable form of ID with you. Click here to see a list of acceptable forms of ID.

If voting on Election Day: Go to your regular polling place on November 3rd, between the hours of 6:30 am and 7:30 pm. Click here to find your polling place. Make sure you have an acceptable form of ID with you. Click here to see a list of acceptable forms of ID.

04.

If voting by mail, track your ballot.

All WV voters who have voted by mail can track the progress of their ballots. Click here to track your ballot.

"Every election is determined by the people who show up."​

Larry Sabato

Did You Knows?

Helpful information to make sure your vote counts!

DID

Did you know if you request an absentee ballot but then wish to vote in person instead you can? You must have your unused absentee ballot with you and surrender it at the polls. If you do not, you will be required to cast a provisional ballot.

YOU

Did you know you can deliver no more than 2 vote-by-mail ballots to the Court House, total, even if they are all residents of your household or members of your family. Please plan accordingly.

 

KNOW?

Did you know if you don’t affix a first-class stamp to your ballot or physically take it into a post office and ask a clerk to postmark it, it may not count if it doesn’t arrive by November 4th. For pre-paid postage envelopes there is no requirement that the post office offer a postmark, showing the date it was mailed. If your ballot isn’t received by Wednesday, November 4th and has no postmark, it won’t be counted. As long as your ballot is postmarked by November 3rd, or earlier, it will be counted if it is received no later than November 9th.

Still have questions? Contact us or the Jefferson County Clerk (304-728-3246).