When do I need to update my voter registration in the state of West Virginia?

In the state of West Virginia, you must update your voter registration if you move or change your name. If you move within the same county, or change your name, you can update your voter registration information by filling out a new voter registration application. You can mail or personally deliver your updated voter registration application at your county clerk’s office, or you can change your information at your polling place, if you still live in the same precinct. If you move to a new precinct, you can update your information at your new polling place, but you will be required to vote a provisional ballot. However, if you move to another county in West Virginia, you must complete a new voter registration application altogether. Like any new voter registration application, it must be completed and submitted at least twenty-one (21) days prior to the election, even if you have formerly voted in another West Virginia county.

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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