The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all primary, general or special elections for Federal, State or local office during each calendar year. Select the category that describes you. 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 your 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. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth. <br/><br/>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. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your county elections official to follow up if more information is required. 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 email address or fax number in Block 5. If you do not make a selection, then your county elections official will mail your ballot to you. 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. Complete address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you currently live. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. West Virginia allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. However, if you are using the FPCA to register to vote you must mail the original to the county clerk. If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you choose to email your FPCA, you should send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to your county elections official. Fax numbers and email addresses can be found at the end of this section. Include ballot, voter Declaration/ Affirmation and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FPCA toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.fvap.gov), and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.fvap.gov). To find out the status of your registration/absentee ballot request, contact your local election office or refer to West Virginia's voter registration verification website at [http://apps.sos.wv.gov/elections/voter/am-i-registered.aspx] (http://apps.sos.wv.gov/elections/voter/am-i-registered.asp). Your jurisdiction will contact you if your registration is denied. A U.S. citizen who was born abroad and who is eligible to vote and who has never lived in the U.S. may register and vote in the county where either parent would be eligible to vote. West Virginia allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for voting in primary, special and general elections for Federal, State and local offices. If you are registered, and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. West Virginia does not allow you to use this form for registration. Do not check the registration box. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. Enter your political party affiliation or write undeclared or non-partisan if you are voting in a primary election. Non-partisan voters may vote in a party primary election, subject to party rules. 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. Enter your current mailing address. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this ballot or application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Vote for any Federal, State or local office in a primary, general or special election. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [www.wvsos.com] (http://www.wvsos.com). For each office, write in either a candidate's name or a political party designation. Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. West Virginia allows you to submit the FWAB by mail, email or fax. If you choose to mail your FWAB, insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail the ballot directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you choose to email your FWAB you should send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you choose to fax your FWAB, fax the form directly to your county elections official. Fax numbers and email addresses can be found at the end of this section. Include ballot, Voter Declaration/ Affirmation, and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FWAB toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.fvap.gov), and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.fvap.gov). > ***Mailed ballots must be received by the local election official no later than 5 days (excluding Sunday) after general, special and primary elections. Ballots returned by email or fax must be received by the close of polls on Election Day and must include a cover sheet with secrecy waiver and the oath of voter available from the Secretary of State or your County Clerk.*** No witness or notary is required on voted ballots. You may return the voted ballot by mail, email or fax. Use FPCA instructions under "How and Where to Submit Your FPCA." Overseas Uniformed Service members should request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DOD applied to their ballot materials at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). This label provides free express mail service to your local election official for voted ballots mailed on or before the general election date. You retain a portion of the label for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service. You may track the status of your ballot at [https://apps.sos.wv.gov/elections/voter/track-my-ballot.aspx] (https://apps.sos.wv.gov/elections/voter/track-my-ballot.aspx). 2014-05-13T00:00:00.000 State Primary 2014-11-04T05:00:00.000 2014-04-22T00:00:00.000 State Primary Registration 2014-10-14T00:00:00.000 General Election Registration 2014-05-07T00:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Request 2014-10-29T00:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Request 2014-05-19T00:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return 2014-11-10T01:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Return How can I register to vote as a military or overseas voter? Fill out and return the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to your local election office. This form allows election officials to identify you as a voter covered by *UOCAVA* (Federal law providing special protections). What is my voting residence? The place you consider your true, fixed and permanent home. Do I need to claim a political party to vote in primary elections? Yes, political parties in West Virginia may choose to allow those not affiliated with a party to vote in their primary. Please check with the Secretary of State. How can I submit my FPCA? By mail, email or fax. If you are submitting the FPCA to register to vote, you must also mail the original to your county clerk. How often must I submit my FPCA? In West Virginia, the FPCA is good for all regularly scheduled Federal elections for the calendar year in which it is submitted. You should submit a new one every time your address changes or after January 1 of each year. If I am currently registered to vote, how may I request an absentee ballot? You may submit either the FPCA or the West Virginia Absentee Ballot Application to your local election office. How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Ballot (FWAB)? By mail, email or fax. What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections? The FWAB can only be used if you have previously requested a ballot from your County Clerk and have not received that ballot. The FWAB may be used to vote in State and local elections. I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I register to vote in this State? Yes, in the county where either parent would be eligible to vote. Will I need a notary or witness for my FPCA or FWAB? No. Where can I find information about the candidates and/or other items that will be on my ballot? Please visit [www.wvsos.com] (http://www.wvsos.com), contact the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office or contact your County Clerk to learn more. County 304-457-5983 barbourcounty@wvsos.com Barbour 8 North Main Street Philippi WV 26416-1150 County 304-267-1794 berkeleycounty@wvsos.com Berkeley 100 West King Street Martinsburg WV 25401-3247 County 304-369-7329 boonecounty@wvsos.com Boone 200 State Street Madison WV 25130-1174 County 304-765-2947 braxtoncounty@wvsos.com Braxton PO Box 486 Sutton WV 26601-0486 County 304-737-4023 brookecounty@wvsos.com Brooke 632 Main Street Wellsburg WV 26070-1742 County 304-526-8632 cabellcounty@wvsos.com Cabell 750 5th Avenue, Suite 108 Huntington WV 25701-2083 County 304-354-6725 calhouncounty@wvsos.com Calhoun PO Box 230 Grantsville WV 26147-0230 County 304-587-7329 claycounty@wvsos.com Clay PO Box 190 Clay WV 25043-0190 County 304-873-1840 doddridgecounty@wvsos.com Doddridge 118 E. Court Street, Room 102 West Union WV 26456-1262 County 304-574-4335 fayettecounty@wvsos.com Fayette PO Box 569 Fayetteville WV 25840-0569 County 304-462-8855 gilmercounty@wvsos.com Gilmer 10 Howard Street Glenville WV 26351-1246 County 304-257-4207 grantcounty@wvsos.com Grant 5 Highland Avenue Petersburg WV 26847-1705 County 304-647-6694 greenbriercounty@wvsos.com Greenbrier 200 North Court Street Lewisburg WV 24901-1170 County 304-822-4039 hampshirecounty@wvsos.com Hampshire 66 N. High Street Romney WV 26757-1600 County 304-564-5941 hancockcounty@wvsos.com Hancock PO Box 367 New Cumberland WV 26047-0367 County 304-530-0251 hardycounty@wvsos.com Hardy 204 Washington Street Moorefield WV 26836-1155 County 304-624-8575 harrisoncounty@wvsos.com Harrison 301 W. Main Street Clarksburg WV 26301-2955 County 304-372-1107 jacksoncounty@wvsos.com Jackson PO Box 800 Ripley WV 25271-0800 County 304-725-1957 jeffersoncounty@wvsos.com Jefferson PO Box 208 Charles Town WV 25414-1072 County 304-357-0585 kanawhacounty@wvsos.com Kanawha PO Box 3226 Charleston WV 25332-3226 County 304-269-8202 lewiscounty@wvsos.com Lewis PO Box 87 Weston WV 26452-0087 County 304-824-2444 lincolncounty@wvsos.com Lincoln PO Box 497 Hamlin WV 25523-0497 County 304-792-8621 logancounty@wvsos.com Logan 300 Stratton Street Logan WV 25601-3939 County 304-367-5448 marioncounty@wvsos.com Marion PO Box 1267 Fairmont WV 26555-1267 County 304-845-5891 marshallcounty@wvsos.com Marshall PO Box 459 Moundsville WV 26041-0459 County 304-675-2521 masoncounty@wvsos.com Mason 200 6th Street Point Pleasant WV 25550-1131 County 304-436-8576 mcdowellcounty@wvsos.com McDowell 90 Wyoming Street, Suite 109 Welch WV 24801-2487 County 304-487-9842 mercercounty@wvsos.com Mercer 1501 West Main Street Princeton WV 24740-2600 County 304-788-4109 mineralcounty@wvsos.com Mineral 150 Armstrong Street Keyser WV 26726-3500 County 304-235-0565 mingocounty@wvsos.com Mingo PO Box 1197 Williamson WV 25661-1197 County 304-291-7233 monongaliacounty@wvsos.com Monongalia 243 High Street Morgantown WV 26505-5461 County 304-772-4191 monroecounty@wvsos.com Monroe PO Box 350 Union WV 24983-0350 County 304-258-8545 morgancounty@wvsos.com Morgan 77 Fairfax Street Berkeley Springs WV 25411-1580 County 304-872-9600 nicholascounty@wvsos.com Nicholas 700 Main Street, Suite 2 Summersville WV 26651-1444 County 304-234-3827 ohiocounty@wvsos.com Ohio 1500 Chapline Street Wheeling WV 26003-3587 County 304-358-2473 pendletoncounty@wvsos.com Pendleton PO Box 1167 Franklin WV 26807-1167 County 304-684-7569 pleasantscounty@wvsos.com Pleasants 301 Court Lane St. Marys WV 26170-1317 County 304-799-6947 pocahontascounty@wvsos.com Pocahontas 900-C 10th Avenue Marlinton WV 24954-1333 County 304-329-0198 prestoncounty@wvsos.com Preston Preston County Courthouse Annex Kingwood WV 26537-1131 County 304-204-1408 putnamcounty@wvsos.com Putnam 3389 Winfield Road Winfield WV 25213-0358 County 304-252-8698 raleighcounty@wvsos.com Raleigh 215 Main Street Beckley WV 25801 County 304-636-0544 randolphcounty@wvsos.com Randolph 2 Randolph Avenue Elkins WV 26241-4063 County 304-643-2906 ritchiecounty@wvsos.com Ritchie 115 E. Main Street Harrisville WV 26362-1271 County 304-927-2489 roanecounty@wvsos.com Roane 200 Main Street Spencer WV 25276-1411 County 304-466-7146 summerscounty@wvsos.com Summers 120 Ballengee Street Hinton WV 25951-2469 County 304-265-5450 taylorcounty@wvsos.com Taylor 214 W. Main Street Grafton WV 26354-1387 County 304-478-2217 tuckercounty@wvsos.com Tucker 215 First Street Parsons WV 26287-1277 County 304-758-2126 tylercounty@wvsos.com Tyler PO Box 66 Middlebourne WV 26149-0066 County 304-472-1029 upshurcounty@wvsos.com Upshur 40 W. Main Street Buckhannon WV 26201-2299 County 304-272-5318 waynecounty@wvsos.com Wayne PO Box 248 Wayne WV 25570-0248 County 304-847-5780 webstercounty@wvsos.com Webster 2 Court Square Webster Springs WV 26288-1049 County 304-455-5256 wetzelcounty@wvsos.com Wetzel PO Box 156 New Martinsville WV 26155-0156 County 304-275-3418 wirtcounty@wvsos.com Wirt PO Box 53 Elizabeth WV 26143-0053 County 304-424-1982 woodcounty@wvsos.com Wood #1 Court Square Parkersburg WV 26101-7500 County 304-732-9659 wyomingcounty@wvsos.com Wyoming PO Box 309 Pineville WV 24874-0309