You have 3 options for voting in the election this fall: in person on Nov. 8th, early voting in person (Oct. 26-Nov. 5th), and absentee ballot (can be returned without involving the USPS). If EVERY Democrat votes in WV, and the Independents mostly vote with us, we will have a louder voice than the registered Republicans in this state, but we ALL need to vote!
January 1 – October 28, 2022 – Uniformed and Overseas Citizens may apply for a General Election absentee ballot.
August 16 – November 2, 2022 – Eligible voters may apply for a General Election ballot by mail. Apply online at: https://sites.omniballot.us/54/absentee/app/home. To apply, you must qualify in one of 3 ways:
- Military on active duty in the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marines or an eligible spouse or dependent.
- Citizen Abroad – A U.S. citizen living outside the country
- Voter with Physical Disability that prevents one from voting in person and from voting a paper ballot without assistance.
The absentee ballot will be sent to you by USPS beginning September 23rd. 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 13 – 19, 2022 – Sample ballots published in local newspapers throughout the state (publication dates will vary by county). There is one, very important, Democratic candidate:
U.S. Congress – Barry Wendell
For a link to more information about Barry Wendell, see the post: Barry Wendell will face Alex Mooney this fall!
Additionally, there are four constitutional amendments on the ballot that would give the legislature authority over the rules and policies of the State Board of Education, lock out the courts from impeachment proceedings, hand control of county taxes on personal property to the state legislature, and allow religious organizations to incorporate. Follow the above link for more information.
October 18, 2022 – 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 26 – November 5, 2022 – Early Voting at the Hampshire county courthouse in Romney during normal business hours and Saturdays 9AM to 5PM.
November 1 – November 7, 2022 – 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.
November 2, 2022 – 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 7, 2022 – Deadline to hand-deliver Absentee Ballot to County Clerk’s office.
November 8, 2022 – General Election Day
November 9, 2022 – Absentee Ballots mailed, but without a postmark accepted.
November 14, 2022 – (Canvass) – Absentee Ballot postmarked by Election Day accepted if received by start of Canvass.