November 8, 2022
Effective 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. Refer to the pamphlet "Be Registered & Be Ready to Vote!" for more information.
NOTE: The last day to register to vote in the General Election was October 18, 2022. All new voter registrations or changes to existing registrations are closed until November 9, 2022.
Early Voting and Election Day Hours
Early Voting will be held at Charles Washington Hall (100 W Washington St, 2nd Floor, Charles Town). To access the 2nd Floor, use the entrance on N George St marked "Suite 201" (directly across the street from the Jefferson County Courthouse). NOTE: Charles Washington Hall is handicap-accessible. The elevator is located adjacent to the stairs.
Early Voting dates:
October 26 – November 5
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (including Saturdays)
Saturday Voting: October 29 and November 5
(Note: Early Voting is not offered on Sundays.)
Election Day voting takes place on November 8 at your normal polling location.
Polls are open 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
(The Courthouse is not a polling place and will be closed on Election Day.)
Those persons who are unable to make it to the Jefferson County Courthouse during early voting or to their polling place on Election Day may be eligible to receive an absentee ballot.
Information concerning absentee voting can be found on the website of the West Virginia Secretary of State, or by contacting Shaun Pacetti at 304-728-3386 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can print the application here:
Please pay special attention to the instructions for completing the application.
Applications can either be mailed via USPS or emailed to the clerk at the respective addresses here:
Jefferson County Clerk's Office
Attn: Voter Registration & Elections
PO Box 208
Charles Town WV 25414
Absentee ballot applications will be accepted beginning August 16, 2022 and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 2, 2022.
Poll Worker Information
State Candidate List
State-level candidates file with the Secretary of State's office. Refer to the West Virginia State Candidate Listing By Office to search by county.
County Candidate List
The following candidates have filed candidacy forms for election in Jefferson County. Click on the title of the form following a candidate's name below to view it.
County Commission - Charles Town District
County Commission - Shepherdstown District
Referendums: Proposed amendments to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia
Referendums will be held on several proposed amendments to the Constitution of West Virginia during this year's General Election. These proposed amendments include:
- Amendment No. 1: Clarification of the Judiciary’s Role in Impeachment Proceedings
- Amendment No. 2: Property Tax Modernization
- Amendment No. 3: Incorporation of Churches or Religious Denominations
- Amendment No. 4: Education Accountability