An election is held in the State of West Virginia each even numbered year. A Presidential Election is held every four years. Polling places open at 6:30 AM and close at 7:30 PM. Voters should report to their assigned precinct to vote. If you are unsure as to where you are supposed to vote, please contact our office or visit The Secretary of States Website.
The County Clerk's Office has many duties and responsibilities when conducting an election including:
- Conducting and supervising voter registration
- Conduct candidate fillings
- Accept candidate financial report filings
- Prepare and proof the official ballot
- Testing Voting Machines
- Training of Pollworkers
- Secure polling places
- Supervise activities at the Central Counting Center
- Assist with the canvass
Voter and Candidate Resource Center
Voter Picture ID Law
Beginning January 1, 2018, voters must show a form of identification to vote in person during the Early Voting period or on Election Day in any election. Any ID shown for voting purposes must be valid and not expired.
Monroe County uses the ExpressVote and DS200 Voting Systems. The ExpressVote Universal Voting System utilizes touch-screen technology
that produces a paper-based record for subsequent tabulation. As a marker, the ExpressVote handles the entire marking process, eliminating marginal
marks and the need for voter mark interpretation. Voters utilize the touch screen to mark their vote selections, receiving a verifiable paper vote record upon completion. The ExpressVote is used during early voting and in precincts on Election Day to serve every eligible voter, including those with special needs.
The DS200 Ballot Scanner system is a portable electronic voting system that uses an optical scanner to read marked paper ballots and tally the results. This system allows for paper ballots to be immediately tabulated at your polling site. The DS200 also notifies you of any voting errors. You will be able to immediately correct these errors to ensure that Your Vote Counts!
Monroe county is divided into three Magisterial Districts; the Western, Eastern and Central districts. A Couny Commissioner is elected from the district from which he or she resides in on a rotating basis. Magisterial District boundaries are determined by population and are reviewed each year after the United States Census is conducted. Districts are required to be close in population. If after the census is conducted and it is determined that the population in one magisterial district is greater than another district, the County Commission is required to redraw the magisterial district boundary lines to make the population of each district as equal as possible.
Monroe County presently has eighteen (18) voting precincts. Voters are assigned to a precinct based on where they reside. A map outlining the voting precinct boundary lines is posted in the County Clerk's Office and is available for review. Click here for a list of the voting precincts. The list contains the precinct number, precinct name, and the location of the precinct and which magisterial district the precinct is located in.
Early Voting takes place for ten (10) days before an eletion up until three (3) days before the election. Early Voting is conducted at the lower level of the 911 Center directly behind the Courthouse, and at the Peterstown Town Hall during normal business hours of the County Clerk's Office. These hours are 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, and from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Saturdays. See election calender for specific dates (to be posted at a later date).
Central Counting Center
Once the polls close and the voting supplies and materials are returned, the results of the election are compiled and released at the Central Counting Center located in the Circuit Courtroom at the Monroe County Courthouse. The public is certainly welcome to attend the activities at the Central Counting Center.
We are always in need of pollworkers. If you are registered voter and are interested in becoming a pollworker then please contact Becky Fox at [email protected]. The pay is $150.00 for the day. Duties include:
- Welcoming Voters
- Checking and Comparing their names in a poll book
- Taking the voters to the iVotronic Machines
- Loading the appropriate ballot
- Stringing poll slips
- Picking up and delivering supplies to the Courthouse
- A mandatory 2 hour training is required.
Absentee Voting by Mail
To request an Absentee Ballot by mail please see forms below:
Upon completion mail to:
Monroe County Clerk's Office
Overseas And Military Voting
For information regarding Overseas and Military Voting please see forms below: