Special Election for Constitutional Amendment

Special Election for Constitutional Amendment:

Saturday, October 7, 2017

6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Back in late June of 2017, Secretary of State Mac Warner issued a legal  notice to state newspapers today, announcing the details and date of a road bond election. To view the legal notice click here

The West Virginia Legislature passed Senate Joint Resolution 6, the Roads to Prosperity Amendment of 2017, at the request of Governor Jim Justice on April 8th. The amendment, if passed by the voters, will give the Legislature authorization to issue and sell state bonds to be used for improvement and construction of state roads.

Governor Jim Justice signed a proclamation on June 28th setting the date for the road bond special election for Saturday, October 7th, 2017. The state Constitution requires that any amendment to the Constitution be submitted to voters for ratification or rejection in a special election.

Some key dates to keep in mind: 

July 15 - Oct 02


Absentee Voting



All other eligible voters may apply to receive an absentee ballot. Learn more.

Sep 18


Voter Registration Deadline



Deadline to register to vote or update your information for the Special Election. Register to vote/Update Information online or by mail.

Sept 22 - Oct 4


Early Voting



Early Voting is open during regular business hours at each county courthouse or courthouse annex. Berkeley County Early Voting is also available each Saturday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Contact your County Clerk to confirm Early Voting hours and locations.



Absentee Voting

Oct 2


Deadline to submit an absentee ballot application. Learn more.



Absentee Voting

Oct 6


Last day to hand-deliver absentee ballot to county clerk.

Sept 30- Oct 7


Emergency Absentee Voting



Eligible citizens may request an emergency absentee ballot until noon Election Day. Learn more.

Sat, Oct 7


Election Day​



Polls open 6:30am through 7:30pm. Find your polling place.



Military and Overseas Absentee Voting Ballot Submission

Oct 7


Military and overseas absentee voters may submit their ballots by fax or email by the close of polls Election Day.

Oct 13


Military and overseas voters' ballots sent by postal mail, with or without postmark, may be accepted until the start of Canvass.



Regular Absentee by Mail Ballot Submission

Oct 9


Last day absentee ballots mailed without postmark are accepted.

Oct 13


Absentee ballots postmarked on or before October 7 are accepted until the start of canvass.

Oct 13





Canvass begins - results declared at end of canvass

For more information related to the Special Election of October 7, 2017 please visit the West Virginia Secretary of State Webpage.  To access the page click here.  

For assistance in locating your precints, click here.

Another source of information is a flyer supplied to the County Clerk’s of West Virginia.  To view the flyer click here and click here.  The cardstock flyer may also be picked up by stopping by the Voter Registrations Office of Berkeley County, located at 110 West King Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

As always, should you have any questions you may call our friendly and knowledgeable staff at the Voter Registration Office of Berkeley County at (304) 264-1989.



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