West Virginia residents who are in the military or otherwise overseas will now be able to easily cast their absentee ballots in upcoming elections. This is due to a new online computerized ballot system that has been adopted and recently brought online in our state.
West Virginia tested this new technology, from VR Election Services, in eight counties during the 2010 elections. For now, it only applies to active-duty members of the Armed Forces, Merchant Marine, Public Health Service, NOAA, and their family members, and additionally to United States citizens who are living outside the U.S. for work, school or other reasons.
West Virginia residents who don't fall into either of the above categories should refer to the West Virginia Absentee Ballot Guide
In West Virginia, you may vote by absentee ballot for any of the following reasons:
You will be working or traveling on Election Day
You will be working or traveling all 13 days prior to Election Day
Your hours of employment make voting impossible
You live another place during part of the year
You have been given a job assignment which requires you to live outside of your county or West Virginia
You have health problems or a physical disability
Your polling place inaccessible to you
You have been hospitalized because of an emergency and will be in the hospital or care facility 7 days leading up to and including Election Day
You attend school away from home
Voting on Election Day is inconvenient
You are under incarceration or detention in Jail or in Home (not for any felony, or treason, or bribery in an election)
or go online at: by clicking HERE.
If you want to verify if your are currently registered to vote in the state, you can type in your name and date of birth HERE to see if your voting records are recorded and up to date.
Should you discover any discrepancies in your online records, in Doddridge County you can contact:
Beth A. Rogers
Doddridge County Courthouse
118 East Court St., Rm. 102
West Union, WV 26456