Secretary of State Mac Warner has clarified that all West Virginia voters may request an absentee ballot for the May 12 primary election because of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Here’s what you need to do to make sure you are able to vote absentee:

  1. Download and print the application. Alternatively, you can call your county clerk's office and request that they mail one to you. Find your clerk's office here.
  2. Complete the form. You’ll need to check the first box under Section 4(A) – “illness, injury or other medical reason which keeps me confined” – as your reason for requesting the ballot.
  3. Return the form ASAP to your county clerk’s office. You can find the address for your county clerk here.    

And while you’re waiting for your ballot to arrive, check out ACLU-WV’s 2020 candidate questionnaires here.