What are the requirements to be eligible to vote in West Virginia state and local elections?

In order to vote under West Virginia law, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least eighteen (18) years of age on Election Day, and a resident of both West Virginia and the county in which you wish to register to vote. You cannot register to vote if you are currently serving a sentence of imprisonment, on parole, or on probation for a felony conviction. You also cannot register to vote in West Virginia if a court has ruled you to be mentally incompetent.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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