In order to register, each of the following statements MUST be true:
  • You are a United States citizen;
  • You are at least 18 years of age, or will be 18 on or before the next General Election;
  • You live and have permanent residency at the address you provide on your voter registration application;
  • You are NOT currently under conviction, probation or parole for a felony, treason, or election bribery; and
  • You have NOT been judged mentally incompetent in a court of competent jurisdiction.
How to register
You may submit your registration application at any time; however registrations received 21 days or sooner before an election will not be processed until that election is over. If you do not register 21 days prior to an election, you will not be able to vote in that election.
You may stop by the county clerkís office located at 100 E Washington Street in Charles Town and register in person. Our office requires a photo ID and something that includes your current physical address (if your photo ID does not have that information). Acceptable forms of identification include a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, checkbook, paycheck, or a government issued document.
You may also download the application (below) and mail it to our office at the post office box listed below.
Steps to Completing a Valid Application
Section 1:          Complete your legal name (required). If you
                          are registered to vote in Jefferson County
                          under a different name, please provide
                          those details in box 11.
Section 2:          Enter the month, date and year of your
                          birth (required).
Section 3:          Enter either your WV driverís license
                          number or the last four digits of your
                          social security number (required).
Section 4:          Your physical address including your house
                          number and street name is required so
                          you will be placed in the proper precinct.
                          If you have a different mailing address,
                          this information is also needed so that
                          your card can be mailed to the
                          appropriate location.
Sections 5-9:      Please complete these fields as requested.
Section 10:         In order for your application to be
                          processed,  you will need to check all
                          the boxes in the Voter Declaration
                          section. Your signature swears to this
                          information as truth and is also required.
Section 11:        If you have been previously registered
                         either in West Virginia or in another
                         state, please provide the name
                         (if different) and address of your last
                         voter registration.
Please note that if required information is not completed, your application will be returned to you.
To expedite your application, you can include a photocopy of your driverís license and if that does not include your current physical address, a copy of a document as outlined above which includes your current physical address. Otherwise your address will need to be verified through the post office, which will take approximately ten (10) days.
Once your application is complete, Jefferson County residents can mail the application to the following:
Voter Registration
PO Box 208
Charles Town, WV 25414
Contact Information
Please call us at (304) 728-3386 or 3246 if:
  • If you do not receive a notice in the mail after two or three weeks of mailing your application;
  • You are not a Jefferson County resident and would like to know where to mail your application; or
  • You have any questions.
Nikki Painter, Chief Deputy Clerk, Voter Registration & Elections
Jenny Hughes, Assistant Clerk, Voter Registration & Elections



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our office at (304) 728-3215 for immediate removal
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