General Election: Voting and Candidates

You have 3 options for voting in the election this fall: in person on Nov. 3rd, early voting in person (Oct. 21-31), and absentee ballot (can be returned without involving the USPS). You can not afford to sit this one out!!

January 1 – October 28, 2020 – Uniformed and Overseas Citizens may apply for a General Election absentee ballot.

August 11 – October 28, 2020 – Eligible voters may apply for a General Election ballot by mail. Apply online at: https://sites.omniballot.us/54/absentee/app/home. The absentee ballot will be sent to you by USPS starting September 18th. Then you can submit the filled in and signed ballot in person at the Hampshire County Courthouse (clerk’s office) in Romney, or mail it back using the USPS.

October 8 – 14, 2020 – Sample ballots published in local newspapers throughout the state (publication dates will vary by county). Democratic candidates are:

  • U.S. President – Joseph R. Biden
  • U.S. Senate – Paula Jean Swearengin
  • U.S. Congress – Cathy Kunkel
  • WV Governor – Ben Salango
  • WV Secretary of State – Natalie Tennant
  • WV Auditor – Mary Ann Claytor
  • WV Treasurer – John Perdue
  • WV Commissioner of Agriculture – Bob Beach
  • Attorney General – Sam Brown Petsonk
  • House of Delegates, 58th District – Tom Harden
  • HC Prosecuting Attorney – Charlie Johnson, III
  • HC Assessor – Norma Wagoner

For links on where to find out more about the candidates, see the post: Do you know your candidates?

October 13, 2020 – Voter Registration Deadline. Check to see if you are registered here: https://services.sos.wv.gov/Elections/Voter/AmIRegisteredToVote. You can also check where your polling place is at this site.

If you are not registered, you can do so online here: https://ovr.sos.wv.gov/Register/Landing#Qualifications

October 21 – October 31, 2020 – Early Voting at the Hampshire county courthouse in Romney during normal business hours, and Saturdays 9AM to 5PM.

October 27 – November 2, 2020 – Official List of Candidates or Sample Ballot published in local newspapers throughout the state (publication dates will vary by county). See above for the list of Democratic Candidates.

October 28, 2020 – Deadline for Absentee by Mail Application. Absentee applications received after October 28, even if postmarked, cannot be accepted by law. Please don’t wait until this date. It may be too late!

November 2, 2020 – Deadline to hand-deliver Absentee Ballot to County Clerk’s office.

November 3, 2020General Election Day

November 4, 2020 – Absentee Ballots mailed, but without a postmark accepted.

November 9, 2020 – (Canvass) – Absentee Ballot postmarked by Election Day accepted if received by start of Canvass. ​

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