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Federal Election Deadlines

Presidential Primary May 10, 2016 State Primary May 10, 2016 General Election November 8, 2016
Registration Received by April 19, 2016 Received by April 19, 2016 Received by October 18, 2016
Ballot Request Received by May 4, 2016 Received by May 4, 2016 Received by November 2, 2016
Ballot Return Received by May 16, 2016 Received by May 16, 2016 Received by November 14, 2016

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Important information

What is UOCAVA?

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act is commonly referred to as UOCAVA. UOCAVA citizens are U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their eligible family members and other U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. The law provides the legal basis for absentee voting requirements for federal offices.

What is the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)?

The FPCA (federal form SF 76) allows UOCAVA citizens to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. This form is also used to update your contact information.

What is the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

The FWAB (federal form SF 186) serves as an emergency backup ballot for UOCAVA citizens. If you do not receive your absentee ballot from your State in time to return it to your election official to participate in the election, use the FWAB.

What is the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)?

The DoD ETS allows you to email or fax your election materials toll-free. To email your election materials using ETS, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov and email to ETS@FVAP.gov. To fax your election materials using ETS, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or online at 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 in the Appendix of the Voting Assistance Guide or online at FVAP.gov.

What is the Prepaid Mail Label 11- DoD?

Overseas Uniformed Service members can use this label for general election absentee ballots. It provides free express mail service to your election official for general election absentee ballots. You can request to have a Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to your absentee ballot at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). A portion of the label is kept by you for tracking your absentee ballot through the U.S. postal service.

What is a primary election?

A primary election is an election held before the general election to determine the candidates that can be placed on the general election ballot.

I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I vote in this State?

A U.S. citizen who has never resided in the U.S. and has a parent or legal guardian that was last domiciled in West Virginia is eligible to vote in West Virginia.

I am a National Guardsman activated on State orders; does my State afford me UOCAVA privileges?

No.

How can I check the status of my ballot?

You can check the status of your absentee ballot here:
https://apps.sos.wv.gov/elections/voter/track-my-ballot.aspx

Does my State have any online tools?

You can see if your State has any online tools available here:
http://www.fvap.gov/west-virginia

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

Under federal law, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for a minimum of all federal elections in the current calendar year. Be sure to complete a new FPCA each year and every time your address changes.

Complete the following blocks of the FPCA

Block 1

Select the category that best describes you.

Block 2

To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Block 3

Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.

Block 4

Your date of birth is required.

You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Block 9: "I do not have a social security number or State issued ID number."

Block 5

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online or fax, you must provide your email address or fax number.

Block 6

You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Rank your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.

Block 7

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Block 9 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online or fax. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use Block 9 to provide this information.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

How and where to submit your FPCA

You can submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FPCA: Once your FPCA is complete, mail your FPCA directly to your election official.

E-Mail your FPCA: Scan the signed FPCA into your computer. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet. Email this package directly to your election official. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) to email your FPCA. Information about ETS can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Fax your FPCA: Fax your FPCA directly to your election official. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) to fax your FPCA toll-free. Instructions for ETS are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

To find out the status of your FPCA, contact your election official. Your election official will contact you if your FPCA is not accepted.

Voting your ballot

Once you receive your absentee ballot from your State it must be returned according to the deadlines and requirements in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart. For special federal elections, visit FVAP.gov for specific deadlines.

You can submit the State absentee ballot by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) to email or fax your ballot. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section.

Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

Complete the following blocks of the FWAB's voter declaration/affirmation

Block 1

Do not check this box. The FWAB cannot be used for voter registration or as a ballot request.

Block 2

Select the category that best describes you.

Block 3

Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.

Block 4

Your date of birth is required.

Block 5

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you to accept your FWAB

Block 6

To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party primary in which you are voting. Political party affiliation is not required if voting an absentee ballot in general elections.

Block 7

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Block 9 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use Block 9 for this information.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this form.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Vote your FWAB

To vote, write in either a candidate's name or political party for each office. You are not required to make a selection for each and every contest.

How and where to submit your FWAB

You can submit the FWAB by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal the envelope. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/ Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your election official. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Email your FWAB: Scan the signed Voter's Declaration/Affirmation and the FWAB into your computer. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet with secrecy waiver. Email this ballot package directly to your election official. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) to email your FWAB. Information about ETS can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Fax your FWAB: Fax your FWAB directly to your election official. Be sure to include your ballot, signed Voter Declaration/Affirmation and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) to fax your FWAB toll-free. Instructions for ETS are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

See the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart for the deadline for submitting the FWAB. If you receive the State absentee ballot after transmitting your voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State absentee ballot. If both are received by the deadline, only the State absentee ballot will be counted.

Local election offices for county

County Mailing Address
Barbour Barbour Clerk of the County Commission
8 N Main St
Philippi, WV 26416-1150
Phone: (304) 457-2232
Fax: (304) 457-5983
Berkeley Berkeley Clerk of the County Commission
100 West King St
Martinsburg, WV 25401-3247
Phone: (304) 264-1989
Fax: (304) 267-1794
Boone Boone Clerk of the County Commission
200 State St
Madison, WV 25130-1174
Phone: (304) 369-7330
Fax: (304) 369-7329
Braxton Braxton Clerk of the County Commission
P.O. Box 486
Sutton, WV 26601-0486
Phone: (304) 765-2833
Fax: (304) 765-2947
Brooke Brooke Clerk of the County Commission
632 Main St
Wellsburg, WV 26070-1742
Phone: (304) 737-3668
Fax: (304) 737-4023
Cabell Cabell Clerk of the County Commission
750 5th Ave, Ste 108
Huntington, WV 25701-2083
Phone: (304) 526-8633
Fax: (304) 526-8632
Calhoun Calhoun Clerk of the County Commission
P.O. Box 230
Grantsville, WV 26147-0230
Phone: (304) 354-6725
Fax: (304) 354-6725
Clay Clay Clerk of the County Commission
P.O. Box 190
Clay, WV 25043-0190
Phone: (304) 587-4259
Fax: (304) 587-7329
Doddridge Doddridge Clerk of the County Commission
118 E. Court St, Rm 102
West Union, WV 26456-1262
Phone: (304) 873-2631
Fax: (304) 873-1840
Fayette Fayette Clerk of the County Commission
P.O. Box 569
Fayetteville, WV 25840-0569
Phone: (304) 574-4225
Fax: (304) 574-4335
Gilmer Gilmer Clerk of the County Commission
10 Howard St
Glenville, WV 26351-1246
Phone: (304) 462-7641
Fax: (304) 462-8855
Grant Grant Clerk of the County Commission
5 Highland Ave
Petersburg, WV 26847-1705
Phone: (304) 257-4550
Fax: (304) 257-4207
Greenbrier Greenbrier Clerk of the County Commission
200 N Court St
Lewisburg, WV 24901-1170
Phone: (304) 647-6602
Fax: (304) 647-6694
Hampshire Hampshire Clerk of the County Commission
66 N. High St
Romney, WV 26757-1600
Phone: (304) 822-5112
Fax: (304) 822-4039
Hancock Hancock Clerk of the County Commission
P.O. Box 367
New Cumberland, WV 26047-0367
Phone: (304) 564-3311
Fax: (304) 564-5941
Hardy Hardy Clerk of the County Commission
204 Washington St, Rm 1111
Moorefield, WV 26836-1155
Phone: (304) 530-0250
Fax: (304) 530-0251
Harrison Harrison Clerk of the County Commission
301 W. Main St
Clarksburg, WV 26301-2955
Phone: (304) 624-8675
Fax: (304) 624-8575
Jackson Jackson Clerk of the County Commission
P.O. Box 800
Ripley, WV 25271-0800
Phone: (304) 373-2258
Fax: (304) 372-1107
Jefferson Jefferson Clerk of the County Commission
P.O. Box 208
Charles Town, WV 25414-1072
Phone: (304) 728-3347
Fax: (304) 725-1957
Kanawha Kanawha Clerk of the County Commission
P.O. Box 3226
Charleston, WV 25332-3226
Phone: (304) 357-0130
Fax: (304) 357-0585
Lewis Lewis Clerk of the County Commission
P.O. Box 87
Weston, WV 26452-0087
Phone: (304) 269-8215
Fax: (304) 269-8202
Lincoln Lincoln Clerk of the County Commission
P.O. Box 497
Hamlin, WV 25523-0497
Phone: (304) 824-3336
Fax: (304) 824-2444
Logan Logan Clerk of the County Commission
300 Stratton St
Logan, WV 25601-3939
Phone: (304) 792-8620
Fax: (304) 792-8621
Marion Marion Clerk of the County Commission
P.O. Box 1267
Fairmont, WV 26555-1267
Phone: (304) 367-5445
Fax: (304) 367-5448
Marshall Marshall Clerk of the County Commission
P.O. Box 459
Moundsville, WV 26041-0459
Phone: (304) 845-1220
Fax: (304) 845-5891
Mason Mason Clerk of the County Commission
200 6th St
Point Pleasant, WV 25550-1131
Phone: (304) 675-1997
Fax: (304) 675-2521
McDowell McDowell Clerk of the County Commission
90 Wyoming St, Ste 109
Welch, WV 24801-2487
Phone: (304) 436-8544
Fax: (304) 436-8576
Mercer Mercer Clerk of the County Commission
1501 West Main St, Ste 121
Princeton, WV 24740-2600
Phone: (304) 487-8466
Fax: (304) 487-9842
Mineral Mineral Clerk of the County Commission
150 Armstrong St
Keyser, WV 26726-3500
Phone: (304) 788-3924
Fax: (304) 788-4109
Mingo Mingo Clerk of the County Commission
P.O. Box 1197
Williamson, WV 25661-1197
Phone: (304) 235-0330
Fax: (304) 235-0565
Monongalia Monongalia Clerk of the County Commission
243 High St
Morgantown, WV 26505-5461
Phone: (304) 291-7238
Fax: (304) 291-7233
Monroe Monroe Clerk of the County Commission
P.O. Box 350
Union, WV 24983-0350
Phone: (304) 772-3096
Fax: (304) 772-4191
Morgan Morgan Clerk of the County Commission
77 Fairfax St, Rm 102
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411-1580
Phone: (304) 258-8547
Fax: (304) 258-8545
Nicholas Nicholas Clerk of the County Commission
700 Main St, Ste 2
Summersville, WV 26651-1444
Phone: (304) 872-7820
Fax: (304) 872-9600
Ohio Ohio Clerk of the County Commission
1500 Chapline St, Rm 215
Wheeling, WV 26003-3587
Phone: (304) 234-3750
Fax: (304) 234-3827
Pendleton Pendleton Clerk of the County Commission
P.O. Box 1167
Franklin, WV 26807-1167
Phone: (304) 358-2505
Fax: (304) 358-2473
Pleasants Pleasants Clerk of the County Commission
301 Court Lane, Rm 101
St. Marys, WV 26170-1317
Phone: (304) 684-3542
Fax: (304) 684-7569
Pocahontas Pocahontas Clerk of the County Commission
900-C 10th Ave
Marlinton, WV 24954-1333
Phone: (304) 799-4549
Fax: (304) 799-6947
Preston Preston Clerk of the County Commission
Preston County Courthouse Annex, 106 Main St, Ste 103
Kingwood, WV 26537-1131
Phone: (304) 329-0070
Fax: (304) 329-0198
Putnam Putnam Clerk of the County Commission
3389 Winfield Rd
Winfield, WV 25213-0358
Phone: (304) 586-0202
Fax: (304) 204-1408
Raleigh Raleigh Clerk of the County Commission
215 Main St
Beckley, WV 25801
Phone: (304) 255-9127
Fax: (304) 252-8698
Randolph Randolph Clerk of the County Commission
2 Randolph Ave
Elkins, WV 26241-4063
Phone: (304) 636-0543
Fax: (304) 636-0544
Ritchie Ritchie Clerk of the County Commission
115 E. Main St, Rm 201
Harrisville, WV 26362-1271
Phone: (304) 643-2164
Fax: (304) 643-2906
Roane Roane Clerk of the County Commission
200 Main St
Spencer, WV 25276-1411
Phone: (304) 927-2860
Fax: (304) 927-2489
Summers Summers Clerk of the County Commission
120 Ballengee St
Hinton, WV 25951-2469
Phone: (304) 466-7121
Fax: (304) 466-7146
Taylor Taylor Clerk of the County Commission
214 W. Main St
Grafton, WV 26354-1387
Phone: (304) 265-1401
Fax: (304) 265-5450
Tucker Tucker Clerk of the County Commission
215 First St, Ste 3
Parsons, WV 26287-1277
Phone: (304) 478-2414
Fax: (304) 478-2217
Tyler Tyler Clerk of the County Commission
P.O. Box 66
Middlebourne, WV 26149-0066
Phone: (304) 758-2102
Fax: (304) 758-2126
Upshur Upshur Clerk of the County Commission
40 W. Main St, Rm 101
Buckhannon, WV 26201-2299
Phone: (304) 472-1068
Fax: (304) 472-1029
Wayne Wayne Clerk of the County Commission
P.O. Box 248
Wayne, WV 25570-0248
Phone: (304) 272-6370
Fax: (304) 272-5318
Webster Webster Clerk of the County Commission
2 Court Square, Rm G1
Webster Springs, WV 26288-1049
Phone: (304) 847-2508
Fax: (304) 847-5780
Wetzel Wetzel Clerk of the County Commission
P.O. Box 156
New Martinsville, WV 26155-0156
Phone: (304) 455-8224
Fax: (304) 455-5256
Wirt Wirt Clerk of the County Commission
P.O. Box 53
Elizabeth, WV 26143-0053
Phone: (304) 275-4271
Fax: (304) 275-3418
Wood Wood Clerk of the County Commission
1 Court Square
Parkersburg, WV 26101-7500
Phone: (304) 424-1850
Fax: (304) 424-1982
Wyoming Wyoming Clerk of the County Commission
P.O. Box 309
Pineville, WV 24874-0309
Phone: (304) 732-8000
Fax: (304) 732-9659