Berkeley County Elections Division

Information for Voters:

Voter Registration

You must be registered to vote to cast a regular ballot at any Primary, General, Special, or Municipal Election in West Virginia. The voter registration deadline is 21 days before any election date. For the 2022 Primary Election the voter registration deadline is April 12, 2022.

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

In Person Voter Registration

Register to vote at our Voter Registration office, located at 400 West Stephen Street, 1st Floor, Suite 106, Martinsburg, WV 25401. Bring a West Virginia Driver’s License with you or a West Virginia picture ID card which reflects your current birth date and current Berkeley County physical address. NOTE: An address of a Post Office box will not suffice as proof of residential address.

In the event, you don’t bring a valid form of ID don’t worry – we can still register you! Just bring with you one of the following as proof of residency in Berkeley County; current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or any government document which reflects your name and physical address. Note: Without a West Virginia Driver’s License or a West Virginia picture ID with you, it will take 10 days for you to receive your voter registration card.

Online/Mail Voter Registration

If you’re unable to visit us at our office, that’s not a problem. You may complete an online voter registration application (Click Here) submit it via the website or mail it to us. If you are mailing your application, send it to:

     Berkeley County Voter Registration
     400 West Stephen Street
     1st Floor, Suite 106
     Martinsburg, WV 25401

It normally takes about 10 days to mail you a voter registration card once we receive your voter registration application.

If you need a paper application, call our office at (304) 264-1989.

Voter Registration Links

     • Additional Voter Registration Information and Resources Click Here
     • Voting Information for Military and Overseas Citizens Click Here

Voting by Absentee Ballot

Registered voters with a valid reason for not being able to vote in person are eligible to vote an absentee ballot. You may apply for an absentee ballot online or by mail. If you need a paper application, call our office at (304) 264-1989.

Voting Early in Person

All voters may vote early in person during the two weeks preceding an election. We will post the hours and locations for early voting in advance of the next election.

Information for Candidates:

Are you interested in running for elected office? Elections are carefully regulated in compliance with West Virginia laws and candidates must comply with several requirements, including:

     • Registration as a pre-candidate or candidate before soliciting contributions
     • Paying the required candidate filing Fees
     • Only accepting contributions from allowed sources, and only spending campaign funds on allowed activities
     • Filing periodic campaign finance reports
     • Properly adding the appropriate disclaimers to campaign advertisements

The West Virginia Secretary of State publishes an online Running for Office Guide each election cycle. You are encouraged to download and study this guide prior to beginning any campaign activity. Please call, email, or visit our office should you have any questions.

 
Information for Poll Worker Volunteers:

It takes nearly 500 volunteers to run an election in Berkeley County. Berkeley County has a strong reputation for conducting orderly, secure, and accurate elections because of the hundreds of people who step up and help their fellow citizens vote. 

Poll workers are paid for their time, and thorough training is provided. Poll workers are selected by the county executive committees of the Republican and Democratic parties and appointed by the Berkeley County Council.


Requirements to be a Berkeley County Poll Worker

     1. Must be a registered voter of Berkeley County;
     2. Must be able to read and write the English Language;
     3. May not be a candidate on the ballot or an official write-in candidate in the election;
     4. May not be the parent, child, sibling, or spouse of a candidate in the precinct where the poll worker serves;
     5. May not be a person prohibited from serving as an election official pursuant to any other federal or state statute; and
     6. May not have been previously convicted of a violation of any election law.

If you would like to volunteer to be a poll worker, please email us at
BerkeleyCounty@wvsos.com, call us at (304) 264-1989, or visit our office.

Additional Election Resources:

     • West Virginia Secretary of State Elections Pages
     • Federal Voting Assistance Program for Military and Overseas Voters
     • Find Your Voting Place
     • City of Martinsburg Elections Information
     • Town of Hedgesville Web Pages

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