Voting on Election Day





Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Voter ID Requirements



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 Early Voting period or on Election Day in any election.  Any ID shown for voting purposes must be valid and not expired.  Voter ID Requirements can be found above.

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!!

Note: If there is a long line at 7:30 p.m., you will be given a waiting permit to show you were at the poll by 7:30 p.m.


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


Provisional Voting

You will receive a provisional ballot if a poll worker tells you that you cannot vote a regular ballot. The content of a provisional ballot and a regular ballot is the same. When a provisional ballot is cast, election officials will later decide whether the ballot can count based on your eligibility to vote.

You will be asked to vote a provisional ballot if:

  • Your name is not in the poll book.
  • Your signature does not match the signature in the poll book.
  • You are required to show ID and you have none.
  • You ask for help and it appears you do not need it.
  • You voted early or absentee by mail.

After canvass you can find the status of your provisional ballot on the West Virginia Secretary of State website.

Where to vote on Election Day

Where you vote on election day is determined by the address where you live, and are registered to vote.

View a list of all Mercer County Election Day Voting Locations.

Find your polling location on the West Virginia Secretary of State website.

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.