> Request Registration/Absentee Ballot > West Virginia
The Federal Post Card Application submitted prior to
November 4, 2008 and prior to October 28, 2009 registers
you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all subsequent
Federal elections held through the next two regularly
scheduled general elections. After October 28, 2009 the
Federal Post Card Application registers you to vote and
requests absentee ballots for all regularly scheduled Federal
elections for the calendar year in which it is submitted.
You may be already registered to vote. To check, go to West Virginia's voter registration verification website. Even if you are registered to vote, you still need to complete the form to receive an absentee ballot. You may not need to fill out this entire form. Check out the instructions below to see what information your State requires.
Open Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request
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Only the following blocks are required:
Block 1: Select the category that describes you.
Block 2: To automatically vote in primary elections, you
must enter your political party affiliation. If you are
registered non-partisan or undeclared, you must indicate
which party ballot you want to receive. If you want to
change your political party affiliation, submit a completed
FPCA indicating your new party preference to the local
election official no later than 21 days prior to the election.
Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting
absentee ballots for general elections.
Block 3: Name (Last, First, Middle)
Block 4: Date of Birth
Your valid West Virginia Driver's License or Non-Driver ID
Card number or the last four digits of your Social Security
number is required for voter registration. If you do not
possess either of these identification numbers, the State
shall assign a number that will serve to identify you for
voter registration purposes.
Block 5: Recommended but not required. Provide your
contact information to allow your local election official to
follow up if more information is required.
Block 6: West Virginia allows you to receive your absentee
ballot by mail, email or fax. Please rank your preference of
how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. Provide
your fax number or email address in Block 5. If you do not
make a selection, then your local election official will
decide how to transmit your ballot to you.
Block 7: Complete street address of your West Virginia
voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your
address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block
9. This address must be within the county where you claim
legal voting residence.
Block 8: Complete address where you want your ballot
sent, usually where you live now.
Block 9: Provide any information that may assist the local election
official in accepting this application.
Affirmation: Sign and date. No witness or notary required.
You must mail your Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request to your local election official. Find your county or city in the list below to locate your election official.
Open Election Official Address List
Don't know your county? Go to the county finder.
Don't know your zip code? Go to the United States Postal Service website.
Optional: You may be able to use the Postage-Paid Envelope Template.
Open Postage-Paid Envelope Template
The postage paid envelope may be used if mailed in the U.S. Postal System, which includes all U.S. Military post offices (APO/FPO) overseas or through the diplomatic pouch available at U.S. embassies/consulates. Affix appropriate postage if using international mail. Template must be printed on a number 10 or larger envelope.
If you choose to fax, it is recommended that you fax the form directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found on the West Virginia State Election website. You may also use our toll-free fax service:
Inside the U.S.? Fax to: 1-800-368-8683 (703)696-2148 DSN 426-2148
Outside the U.S.? Show me a list of toll-free fax numbers
Open Fax Coversheet
If you choose to email, email the signed, scanned form directly to your local election official. Email addresses can be found on the West Virginia State Election website. You may also use our Electronic Transmission Service by sending the form as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Fax/Email Coversheet
More Information on West Virginia's Absentee Voting Guidelines
West Virginia State Election website
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Q: When mailing a Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request form to my State, do I have to pay postage?
Q: What is a postmark and how do I make sure I get one?
Q: When is the best time to apply for an absentee ballot?
Q: Must I submit a separate application for each election?
Last updated: 09.18.2013