To our West Virginia family,
In preparation for the midterm election on November 8, we have prepared the following state voter guide to help you navigate and prepare for Election Day: where to vote; how to vote; and what’s on your ballot. We hope you find this guide helpful!
Please use this guide and share it with people who need it. An educated voter is a smart voter! Vote Smart!
Election Guide 2022:
Voter Registration Information:
Need to get registered, request an absentee ballot, or find your local polling place? All of that information and more can be found here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/voter-registration/WV
Need to contact your local election office for questions about your registration, ballot, polling place, or any other elections question? Find all their contact information here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/offices/WV
Congressional Elections: Two seats for the U.S. House of Representatives and zero seats for the U.S. Senate are up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
State Legislature Elections: 100 seats for the West Virginia House of Delegates and 17 seats for the West Virginia Senate are up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
Here are the statewide ballot measures appearing on your November ballot:
West Virginia No Court Authority over Impeachment Amendment: The measure would amend Article IV of the West Virginia Constitution to add that no state court has jurisdiction to intervene in impeachment proceedings of the West Virginia House of Delegates or the state Senate. The amendment also prohibits any state court from reviewing any impeachment judgment made by the state Senate. Currently, the state constitution does not state a role for the state judiciary to participate or review impeachment proceedings, apart from the chief justice of the state supreme court presiding over the proceedings.
West Virginia Legislative Approval of the State Board of Education Rules Amendment: Clarifying that the policy-making and rule-making authority of the State Board of Education is subject to legislative review, approval, amendment, or rejection.
West Virginia Incorporation of Religious Denominations and Churches Amendment: The amendment would amend Article VI of the state constitution to remove the prohibition on incorporating religious denominations and churches and authorize the state legislature to provide for the incorporation of churches or religious denominations by law.
Property Tax Modernization Amendment: The measure would amend Article X of the West Virginia Constitution to exempt tangible personal property (machinery, equipment, and inventory) used for business activity and personal property tax on motor vehicles from ad valorem property taxes. Currently, the state constitution exempts "property used for educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes, all cemeteries, public property, the personal property, including livestock, employed exclusively in agriculture as above defined and the products of agriculture as so defined while owned by the producers" from taxation.
See the full list of all 2022 national statewide ballot measures here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/ballot-measures/2022
Happy Election Season!
The Vote Smart Team