Liz McCormick Published

More Than 94,000 Registered Voters In W.Va. Have Requested Absentee Ballots


A total of 94,413 registered voters in West Virginia have so far requested an absentee ballot for the upcoming general election.

County clerks in the state have sent out more than 94 percent of those requested ballots as of Sept. 29, according to a press release from the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office.

Voters can request an absentee ballot online using the absentee ballot application portal. Voters will need to print and mail an application from, or they can call or write their county clerk to request an application form by mail.

“For voters with access to the absentee ballot request portal, our data shows the online option is their most expedient way to request a ballot,” Secretary of State Mac Warner said. “Clerks across the state are returning requested ballots within about a day of voters requesting them. They are now able to give more time and attention to the voters who need assistance when filling out the paper application or need additional items to complete the voting process.”

County clerks started mailing absentee ballots to West Virginia voters on Sept. 18.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Oct. 28. Applications must be received by county clerks by that date to be accepted.

There are 1,249,812 registered voters in West Virginia, according to the Secretary of State’s office.

Election Day is Nov. 3.