A Message for West Virginia Voters

Your vote this fall is important to West Virginia! We have a chance to win key elections this year but we need your help. We have several races where you can make a difference, including the US Senate Race where Joe Manchin has had our back on important issues such as ACA and our Congressional races where out of state Candidate Republican Alex Mooney has fooled the voters and is never seen in the District. Talley Sergent for CD2, Richard Ojeda for CD3 and Kendra Fershee for CD1 are fighting for working families and finding answers to our opioid epidemic.

We also have issues on the ballot including Amendment 1, which wants to strip away the right for a women to choose even in cases of incest, rape or the mother's life.

Even if you voted from abroad in the past, if you haven't yet requested your ballot this year, you still need to do so to make sure you can vote. Just go to votefromabroad.org, fill in the Federal request form, print, sign and send it in to your local election office here in West Virginia.

On behalf of the West Virginia Democratic Party I thank you for your commitment to voting!

Democratically yours,
Belinda Biafore
Chair, West Virginia Democratic Party

Your deadlines are coming up. Don't forget:

REGISTER to vote from abroad by Tuesday, October 16. The registration form will also request your ballot and must be sent by mail. We recommend that you request to have your ballot delivered to you by email, and that you send your request form asap to ensure you have enough time to return your ballot.


REQUEST your overseas absentee ballot by Wednesday, October 31. You may send your request form by email, fax or postal mail. We recommend sending your request form by email, and having your ballot delivered to you by email.


RETURN your ballot by Tuesday, November 6, 7:30 pm EST. Your ballot sent by email or fax must be received by the close of polls on Election Day. If you return your ballot by postal mail, it must be postmarked by Election Day and received by Monday, November 12 to be counted.


All overseas voters may vote in West Virginia state and local elections as well as elections for federal offices (US House and US Senate races).

Note: When you fill in your ballot request form, be aware that selecting “I intend to return” rather than “my return is uncertain” may contribute towards establishing yourself as a tax resident in your voting state. Because the legal requirements to establish "residence" or "domicile" for tax purposes are determined by state law and the specific facts of your life, before you note that you intend to return on your form you may consider seeking advice on these matters from your tax professional.