DO YOUR JOB: VOTE!

It's not too late! Register to vote through October 13

This really is the most important election in our lifetime. Every single vote is critical. 

 

If you're already registered, you need to do three things: 

#1 Check to see if your registration is still current. The Secretary of State has purged thousands of voters from the rolls. Don't assume that because you have voted in the past that you are still registered.

#2 Read below & make your Voting Plan

#3 Help friends, family, neighbors, co-workers get registered and help them make their own Voting Plan.

If you're not already registered, register online right now in just a couple minutes!

3 WAYS TO VOTE

#1 Absentee Vote (RECOMMENDED)

 

Usually, in WV, you have to have a "good reason" to vote by mail, but this year, every single voter in West Virginia is allowed to absentee vote due to the pandemic. Any WV voter can request a ballot in a few clicks.

 

  • Right away, request your ballot online or call the county clerk's office to request an absentee ballot. The Monongalia County Clerk's phone number is 304-291-7230.

  • Beginning September 18, the Monongalia County Clerk will mail voters who requested them their absentee ballots. 

  • Complete your ballot.

  • Return ballot by mail as early as possible or hand deliver to the County Clerk's office. The office is inside the Monongalia County Courthouse, 243 High St., Courthouse Room 123, Morgantown, WV 26505.

  • Hand delivered absentee ballots are due to the courthouse NO LATER THAN Monday, November 2, the day before Election Day.

  • Mailed in absentee ballots are legally allowed with postmarks up through Election Day, November 3. However, if you can't hand deliver your absentee ballot, we STRONGLY ADVISE you to mail your ballot as early as possible. 

  • If you are hand delivering your ballot to the courthouse, keep in mind that voters are only allowed to deliver a TOTAL of TWO ballots for a particular election. So, that's yours plus up to ONE more. 

  • You can track whether your absentee ballot has been received here. If you mail your ballot in, this could be important with the disruption of the Post Office. 

  • If your ballot has not been received by the county clerk on Election Day you can go to your regular polling place and vote using a provisional ballot. If your mailed ballot does arrive they will only count it and you won't be accused of voting twice.

#2 Early Vote in Person October 21 to October 31 (RECOMMENDED)

 

  • Early Voting begins on Wednesday, October 21 and ends Saturday, October 31

  • Early Voting is open from 9 to 5 every day except Sundays.

  • Early Voting is generally very easy and smooth in Monongalia County. There are almost never any lines or crowds. The Election Center on Greenbag Road is especially large and empty. With respect to COVID concerns, Early Voting is likely much safer than a grocery store visit. 

  • We highly recommend you Early Vote if you don't Absentee Vote. 

 

Any Monongalia County resident may Early Vote at any of four* locations:

 

County Elections Center, Mountaineer Mall

5000 Greenbag Road, Morgantown, WV 26505

 

Fort Pierpont, Suite 102

200 Fort Pierpont Dr, Suite 102, Morgantown, WV 26508

 

Mason Dixon Park

79 Buckeye Road, Core, WV 26541

 

WVU Alumni Center

1 Alumni Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505

 

*The Westover location is NOT being offered this fall.

 

If you have any questions about voting in Monongalia County or have any trouble voting at any time, contact the Monongalia County Clerk at 304-291-7230.

#3 Vote in Person on Election Day, November 3rd

  • Any voter can vote on Election Day! 

  • Even if you requested an Absentee Ballot but forget to mail it in on time, you can still vote on Election Day. If you'd requested an Absentee Ballot, they'll have you fill out a "provisional ballot" which WILL be counted (as long as your Absentee Ballot doesn't  also show up in their mail.) 

  • Polling locations are open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM on Tuesday, November 3.

  • You will need to vote at your regular polling place on Election Day. Look up your polling place here

Voter ID

 

If you vote in person, you should take some form of ID if possible. But definitely go vote anyway even if you can't find ID

  

Acceptable forms of Voter ID in WV (must be unexpired):

  • voter registration card

  • WV driver's license or other WV ID issued by the DMV

  • driver's license issued by another state

  • US passport or passport card

  • Military ID card issued by the US government

  • US or WV government employee ID

  • Student ID

  • concealed carry permit

  • bank or debit card

  • utility bill or bank statement issued within 6 months of the date of the election

  • health insurance card

  • Medicare card

  • Social Security card

  • birth certificate

  • WV hunting or fishing license

  • WV SNAP ID card

  • WV TANF program ID card

  • WV Medicaid ID card

  • Any other current government document that shows your name

If you're a first-time voter who registered to vote by mail, you'll need to show proof of residence to vote. Acceptable forms of ID for this purpose include: 

  • photo ID

  • current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other current government document that shows your name and address

Voters without ID -- Yes, you can still go vote!! 

 

If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot. 

 

But, you may be able to vote a regular ballot if: 

  • a poll worker has known you for at least six months prior to the election

  • an adult accompanying you signs an affidavit certifying your identity, or

  • you are a resident of a licensed state care facility and your polling place is in that facility

Fight Voter Suppression. Empower Voters.

 

Please share this page with all your friends and family in Monongalia County and please help them make their own Voting Plan!

 

This voting information is accurate to our best ability. If you have any questions or concerns about voting in WV, you may always contact your county clerk or the Secretary of State for expert guidance. 

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