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West Virginia 2017 Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

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  • Ballot Questions
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary

    There will be Zero statewide ballot measures

    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President and Vice President Of The United States -
    Governor - Incumbent Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D) is not running for re-election due to term limits.
    Attorney - West Virginia will hold an election for attorney general on November 8, 2016
    Secretary of state - West Virginia will hold an election for secretary of state on November 8, 2016
    Legislative Branch
    State House - All 100 seats in the chamber are up for election in 2016
    State Senate - A total of 18 seats out of the chamber's 34 seats are up for election in 2016
    US House - Voters will elect three candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's three congressional districts
    Judicial Branch
    State Judges - One seat on West Virginia's state-level courts was on the general election ballot on May 10, 2016.
    Local Judges - West Virginia held general elections for 277 county judicial offices on May 10, 2016
    Local Government
    School board - The nine West Virginia school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held school board elections for 18 seats in May 2016.
    West Virginia Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? Yes
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? Yes

    West Virginia is one of the 34 states that require a write-in presidential candidate to file some paperwork in advance of an election. A write-in presidential candidate must file a certificate of announcement in order to have his or her votes tallied. This form must be filed with the secretary of state no later than 49 days prior to the election.

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    West Virginia Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(100)
    State Senators(34)
    US Representatives(3)
    US Senators(2)
    State Executives
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    When's The Next Election?

    November 6, 2018
    West Virginia : General Election Day