Voter ID requirements

Voting early

Early Voting

Early voting for the 2018 Primary Election is April 25 - May 5

Anybody registered to vote in Mercer County can vote early.

When you arrive to vote early, the poll worker will ask your name and your address.   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.  Acceptable forms of ID can be found above under the Voter ID Requirements.

When it is your turn to vote, you will be taken to the voting machine and the poll worker will activate your ballot.  You are ready to Vote!!

If it is really busy, you may expect a line or wait time but everyone will be able to vote.

Voting machine information

  • The voting machine, the iVotronic, allows you to select a candidate or issue by touching the screen. 
  • The technology is similar to what is used in an ATM. 
  • The machine prints the selections for you to review. 
  • Each machine is equipped with specific instructions to guide you through the voting process.

View the IVO video on how to vote.

View the voting machine instructions on the West Virginia Secretary of State website.

Where to vote early

There are four early voting locations for Mercer County voters. 

Mercer County Courthouse
Voter Registration Office
1501 Main Street 
Princeton, WV

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Bluefield Auditorium
1780 Stadium Drive
Bluefield, WV

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Four Seasons Answering Service
3311 Coal Heritage Rd.
Bluefield, WV (in Bluewell)
As you top the hill into Bluewell it is the first building on the left right beside Belcher Alignment and old service station.

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Covenant Baptist Church
145 Wyndale Dr.
Princeton, WV
As you turn off Athens Road onto Wyndale Drive the church is directly on the left.

You can chose to vote early at any of the above locations.

What's on the ballot

What's on your ballot is determined by the address where you live, and are registered to vote.

View a list of Mercer County candidates and sample ballots.