The county clerk serves as the chief election authority for all Jefferson County, and employs 160 election officials to work at the polls on Election Day.
The county currently has over 36,000 registered voters. There are thirty two (32) voting precincts and three (3) delegate districts representing districts 65, 66 and 67.
Jefferson County uses an Optical Scan Paper Ballot for elections.
More information about West Virginia elections may be obtained by going to the website of the West Virginia Secretary of State Office, www.wvsos.com/elections/main.htm
More information about the HAVA compliant AutoMARK voting machines used in Jefferson County can be obtained by going to the ES&S website www.essvote.com/HTML/home.html. This site has a number of tools that offer general information regarding the voting equipment, how it functions, and the steps a voter follows to cast a ballot. Step-by-step "how to vote" videos for the ES&S AutoMark may be found at http://www.essvote.com/HTML/products/electronic_voting.html
LOCAL POLITICAL PARTIES
Jefferson County Republicans
Jefferson County Democrats
Election Officials and Their Responsibilities
At every election, 160 election officials in 32 Jefferson County precincts make sure that polling place operations run smoothly and that the election is carried out fairly, honestly and accurately. They are responsible for supervising the conduct inside the polling places and assisting voters.
Election officials provide assistance to voters and perform several tasks on Election Day, including:
opening the polling place in the morning and closing it at night
setting up and operating voting equipment
signing in voters
verifying voters' qualifications
filling out forms
processing and transmitting votes at the end of the day
certifying vote totals
To be eligible to serve as an election official, you must be:
a US citizen
a resident of Jefferson County
a registered voter in the political party for which appointed
of good understanding, and capable of performing the duties required
able to read and write the English language
Candidates running for office are prohibited from serving in an election.
Election officials work long hours, arriving at the polling place at 5:30am and working until after the polls close at 7:30pm. They can expect to remain an additional hour beyond this.
Election officials may receive up to $300 every election. This includes $125 for attending a required two-hour training session prior to the election, and $175 for working the entire Election Day.
POLLING PLACES IN JEFFERSON COUNTY
Charles Town District: 65th Delegate District
Wright Denny Elementary School
209 W Congress St, Charles Town
parking lot located on S Charles St
Charles Town Baptist Church
203 E Congress St, Charles Town
Fellowship Bible Church
160 Daniel Rd, Shenandoah Jct
103 W Fifth Ave, Ranson
Ranson Elementary School
600 N Preston St, Ranson
Charles Town District: 67th Delegate District
Jefferson High School
4141 Flowing Springs Rd, Shenandoah Jct
Harpers Ferry District: 67th Delegate District
CW Shipley Elementary School
652 Shipley School Rd, Harpers Ferry
Camp Hill Wesley Methodist Church
601 Washington St, Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry Middle School
1710 W Washington St, Harpers Ferry
Blue Ridge Mountain Fire Hall
181 Keyes Gap Rd, Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry District: 66th Delegate District
Oakland Methodist Church
70 Oakland Terrace, Charles Town
Blue Ridge Elementary School
18866 Charles Town Rd, Harpers Ferry
Kabletown District: 65th Delegate District
Charles Town Middle School
193 High St, Charles Town
Country Day School
449 Rose Hill Dr, Kearneysville
Washington High School
300 Washington Patriots Dr, Charles Town
Kabletown District: 66th Delegate District
Kabletown Methodist Church
3481 Kabletown Rd, Charles Town
Summit Point Baptist Church
96 Hawthorne Ave, Summit Point
Middleway District: 66th Delegate District
South Jefferson Elementary
4599 Summit Point Rd, Summit Point
Leetown Methodist Church
11133 Leetown Rd, Kearneysville
North Jefferson Elementary
6996 Charles Town Rd, Kearneysville
TA Lowery Elementary
103 Shenandoah Jct Rd, Shenandoah Jct
Middleway District: 65th Delegate District
First Baptist Church
614 Lone Oak Rd, Ranson
Shepherdstown District: 67th Delegate District
Covenant Baptist Church
7485 Shepherdstown Pike, Shepherdstown
Bethel United Methodist Church
855 Carter Ave, Bakerton
Trinity Episcopal Church
208 W German St, Shepherdstown
Shepherdstown Elementary School
662 S Church St, Shepherdstown
Shepherdstown Fire Hall
8052 Martinsburg Pike, Shepherdstown
Recording Department note:
All documents received by 4:30pm will be recorded same day.
Documents received after 4:30pm will be recorded next day.
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Any unauthorized use of the information being provided will result in prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.
Our office, in conjunction with our software vendor,
has made every attempt to eliminate social security
numbers from the online version of our public records.
However, should citizens find that their social security
number is still visible online, we ask that they call
our office at (304) 728-3215 for immediate removal
of that number.
REDEEMING PROPERTY TAXES
As of July 1st, 2010, the redemption of deliquent taxes is being handled by the West Virginia State Auditor's Office. Although our office will be able to assist you with redemption figures, we are not able to process the redemption. We will be happy to provide the information needed to redeem your property with the State Auditor's Office.
West Virginia State Auditor's Office
County Collections Division
Toll Free: (888) 509-6568