CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Eligible voters who are already registered but may need to update their voter registration are encouraged to do so during this, National Voter Registration Month.

That’s West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner, who says a new tool from the Secretary of State’s Office may help:

And although requirements were relaxed during the pandemic to allow more voters to choose absentee ballots, Warner says that’s not the case this go around:

That Website —

October 18, 2022 – Voter Registration Deadline

October 26 – November 5, 2022 – Early Voting in Person – Voter may vote an early ballot at the county courthouse, an annex or a designated community voting location during normal business hours. Early voting must be conducted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the last 2 Saturdays before the Primary Election.

November 1 – Noon, November 8, 2022 – Receive Requests for Emergency Absentee Ballot – This falls under the below circumstances:

Voter in the hospital on Election Day
Replacement poll worker appointed after the period for Early Voting
Voter in licensed health care facilities within an adjacent county or within 35 miles of the county seat (county policy required)
Voter in nursing home within the county if he or she has resided there for a period of less than 30 days (county policy required)
Voter becomes confined, on or after the seventh day
November 2, 2022 – Deadline for Absentee Ballot Applications

November 5, 2022 – Deadline for Early Voting in Person

November 7, 2022 – Deadline for Hand-Deliver Absentee Ballot to the Clerk’s Office

November 8, 2022 – ELECTION DAY

November 8, 2022 – Absentee Ballots Received Electronically From Eligible Voters Accepted – Absentee ballots submitted electronically by eligible military and overseas voters and eligible voters with physical disabilities are accepted by close of polls.

November 9, 2022– Absentee Ballots without Postmark Accepted

November 14 – Absentee Ballots Postmarked by Election Day Accepted