State Instructions — WEST VIRGINIA

Updated: 09-12-2006


Registration Deadline — 21 days before the election.


6. ID Number. Enter your driver's license number. If you do not have a driver’s license number, enter the last four numbers of your social security number. If you do not have a driver's license number or a social security number, an identification number will be assigned to you.

7. Choice of Party. You must register with a party if you want to take part in that party’s primary election, caucus, or convention (unless you request the ballot of a party which allows independents to vote)

8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave blank.

9. Signature. To register in West Virginia you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • live in West Virginia at the above address
  • be 18 years old, or to vote in the primary be 17 years old and turning 18 before the general election
  • not be under conviction, probation, or parole for a felony, treason or election bribery
  • not have been judged “mentally incompetent” in a court of competent jurisdiction


Mailing Address:

Secretary of State
Building 1, Suite 157-K
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305-0770