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Acceptable Forms of Identification

Non-Photo Identification:

  • Voter registration card
  • Medicare card or Social Security card
  • Birth certificate
  • WV hunting or fishing license
  • WV SNAP ID card
  • WV TANF program ID card
  • WV Medicaid ID card
  • Bank or debit card
  • Utility bill or bank statement issued within six months of the date of the election
  • Health insurance card issued to the voter

Photo Identification:

  • WV driver’s license or other WV ID card issued by the DMV
  • Driver’s license issued by another state
  • U.S. passport or passport card
  • Military ID card issued by the U.S.
  • U.S. or WV Government employee ID card
  • Student ID card
  • A concealed carry (pistol/revolver) permit

Registered and qualified military voters that are currently deployed from participating counties are now able to vote on the secure mobile application.

All that is needed for qualified, registered military personnel to cast their ballot is a compatible Apple or Android mobile device and an approved, validated State or Federal ID.

The Secretary of State encourages business owners to take advantage of filing their company’s annual report through the State’s One Stop Business Portal.

Online filing saves time and provides immediate and accurate integration of customers’ updates into the Secretary of State’s database.

You also receive an electronic confirmation when any business filing is approved by our office.

For more information on filing for your company select your company type from the dropdown below:

You may apply to register to vote online, in person at your county clerk’s office, or by mail.

To register to vote or update your voter registration online, you must provide the following information:

  • Your name as it appears on your West Virginia driver's license or ID card
  • Your date of birth
  • Your West Virginia driver's license or ID card number
  • Your last four digits of your Social Security Number

The West Virginia One Stop Business Portal is designed to help you along every step of the way in making your business a success.

An Out-of-State or Foreign company is a company that is formed in another state or country.

In order to transact business in West Virginia these entities must register with the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office in order to obtain a Certificate of Authority to do business in the state.

Did you move within our state or change your name?

You can update your voter registration using our online voter registration system.

If you are unsure of where you vote, you can find you polling place by utilizing our online Polling Place search.

Please note: Not all counties use this tool to display their county specific candidates. Contact your county clerk's office for county candidate information.

Complete and submit a General Complaint Form to:

WV Secretary of State's Office
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Building 1 Suite 157K
Charleston, WV 25302-0770

The West Virginia Freedom of Information Act was enacted for the express purpose of providing full and complete information to all persons about the workings of government and the acts of those who represent them as public officials and employees, so that the people may be informed and retain control.

The Act applies to all State, county and municipal officers, governing bodies, agencies, departments, boards and commissions, and any other bodies created or primarily funded by State or local authority, unless their enabling statute specifically exempts them from its provisions.

The records covered by the Act include virtually all documents and information retained by a public body, regardless of their form.