Charleston, W. Va. – The candidate filing period for the 2020 election cycle will begin on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, and last until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.
Candidates can file their Certificate of Announcement in person during the hours listed at the following locations:
WV Secretary of State’s OfficeState Capitol – Conference Room
WVSOS North Central WV Business Hub Office200 East Main Street, in Clarksburg
WVSOS Eastern Panhandle Business Hub Office229 East Martin Street, in Martinsburg
Candidate’s Certificates of Announcement can also be mailed to the Secretary of State’s Office, and will be accepted so long as they are postmarked by no later than Jan. 25, 2020. Certificates postmarked by the deadline but received by the proper filing office after the Jan. 25 deadline will be accepted. However, any Certificates of Announcement that are postmarked after the deadline will not be accepted.
For more information about running for office, view the Running for Office Guide here.
The full 2020 Elections Calendar is available here.
Candidates for the following offices must file their Certificate of Announcement at the Secretary of State’s Office:
Candidates for all other offices elected in the 2020 election cycle must file their Certificates of Announcement with their county clerk. County clerk office locations and contact information may be found here.
For additional information regarding the 2020 election, campaign finances, voter information, absentee voting, and educational resources, click here.
For more information about candidate filing, contact the Elections Division at 304-558-6000, 866-767-8683 (toll free) or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.