How to vote for Bernie Sanders in West Virginia

Register By

April 21 (Tuesday)

Primary On

May 12 (Tuesday)

West Virginia Primary: May 12, 2020

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West Virginia Voter Information

Get Registered

West Virginia has semi-closed primaries — West Virginians must register as democrat or undeclared to vote for Bernie!

Register as a democrat or undeclared now!

You must be registered by April 21, 2020.

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Vote on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 from 6:30am-7:30pm

Find your polling place here: https://services.sos.wv.gov/Elections/Voter/FindMyPollingPlace

Check out the Official West Virginia 2020 Election Calendar here!

Here’s another link for important 2020 primary dates and deadlines!

Id Requirement

First time voters need ID! More info on Voter ID here https://sos.wv.gov/elections/Pages/BeReg.aspx

Voter Workplace Protection

Employees who do not have 3 hours of their own time during polling hours are entitled to up to 3 paid hours leave to vote. The employee must demand leave in writing at least three days before Election Day. In certain essential operations, employers receiving written request can schedule the hours when employees will be allowed to leave to vote.

Early Voting

Vote Early in West Virginia! West Virginians can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on May 12 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in West Virginia begins April 29 and ends on May 9.

You may request an absentee ballot as early as Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Beginning on the 13th day and continuing through the 3rd day before the election, voter may vote an early ballot at the county courthouse, an annex or a designated community
voting location during normal business hours; additionally, early voting must be  conducted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the last 2 Saturdays before the Primary Election.

Only 17?

You may still vote in West Virginia's primaries if you will be 18 years old by November 3, 2020.

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in West Virginia

West Virginia has 34 delegates

  • 19 district
  • 6 at large
  • 3 Pledged PLEOs
  • 6 Superdelegates

Superdelegates: Sen. Joe Manchin, Belinda J. Biafore, Michael Blake, Elaine A. Harris, William Laird, Pat Maroney, John Perdue

Important dates:

Primary: May 12, 2020

Filing Deadline to become a District, At Large or PLEO Delegate: TBA Phone (304) 342-6606

State Convention & Executive Committee: June 12 – June 13, 2020

West Virginia Delegate Selection Plan online Summary

District Delegates (19) 

  • Make sure you are a registered Democrat
  • Determine the congressional district where you are registered
  • File a Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support with the West Virginia Democratic Party, P.O. Box 11926, Charleston, WV 25339, Phone (304) 342-6606 Contact to get forms and filing date
  • Start organizing your friends and supporters to vote for you.
  • Show up with your supporters to vote at the June 12, 2020 District caucus at the State Convention in Charleston. All Democratic voters are eligible to attend the caucus and vote for the District Delegate candidates that filed by the date TBA.
  • District level delegates are elected during the District Caucuses at the June 12, 2020 State Convention.

At Large Delegates (6) 

  • If you did not get elected as a District delegate you can try to become an At Large Delegate or an Alternate delegate.
  • File a Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support with the West Virginia Democratic Party, P.O. Box 11926, Charleston, WV 25339, Phone (304) 342-6606 Contact to get forms and filing date
  • At-Large and Alternate delegates are elected during the June 13, 2020 State Executive Committee Meeting in Charleston.

PLEO Delegates (3)

You have to be eligible to be a PLEO delegate. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEO delegates.

  • FIle a Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support with the West Virginia Democratic Party, P.O. Box 11926, Charleston, WV 25339, Phone (304) 342-6606 Contact to get forms and filing date
  • PLEO delegates are elected during the June 13, 2020 State Executive Committee Meeting in Charleston.

Standing Committee and Delegation Chair

Standing Committee members (each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) and the Delegation Chair are elected during the June 13, 2020 State Convention in Charleston. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages (2)

Convention Pages are selected by the State Democratic Chair before June 13, 2020.

If you have questions contact the West Virginia Democratic Party

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in West Virginia you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

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