Election Day, November 6, the polls will open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.
Information for First-Time Voters and Voters who Registered by Mail
If you recently registered to vote for the first time in West Virginia, or for the first time in Pocahontas County, and have yet to cast a vote in a Federal election in this state, you may be required to provide a current and valid ID before voting.
Acceptable forms of ID may be:
A copy of a current and valid photo ID
A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and current residential address.
You have the right to:
1. Vote in a scheduled election if you are:
a duly registered voter
a U.S. Citizen at least 18 years old by the date of the general election
not currently incarcerated, on probation or parole for a felony conviction
not declared mentally incapacitated by a court of competent jurisdiction
a resident of the precinct in which you are casting a vote
2. Have non-discriminatory, equal access to the voting process.
3. Request assistance in voting, if needed.
4. Protect the secrecy of your ballot.
5. Receive a new ballot (paper for Absentee voters or electronic) if you make a mistake or change your mind before casting your ballot.
6. Request, receive and vote a provisional ballot if there is a question about your eligibility. You are also entitled to know if the votes on your provisional ballot were counted.
7. Choose not to vote in an election or skip any race or question on the ballot without penalty. Blank sections on a ballot do not affect remaining races.
8. Vote if you are in line at the polling location by 7:30 p.m.
9. Have your ballot counted fairly and accurately.
10. Have complaints about elections and election contests resolved fairly.
It is unlawful to tamper with or interfere in the conduct of an election or to commit fraud or misrepresent any material fact. For a complete list of violations and penalties, contact your County Clerk or the Office of the Secretary of State.
Penalties may include a fine up to $10,000 and/or 10 years imprisonment.