West Virginia Signature Requirements

Signature Requirements:

  • Partisan Candidate – no signatures required. Filing fee equal to 1% of the annual salary for the office sought is required.
  • Independent – Signature equivalent to 1% of the total number of votes cast in the last election for the office sought, but no less than 25 signatures.
  • Write ins – Candidates must file a Certificate of Announcement with the Secretary of States office.
  • Recalls – 20% of the registered voters in the city of which a candidate is to be recalled with NO TIME RESTRICTION FOR GATHERING SIGNATURES!

The following three websites provide the most current information about your state’s ballot proposal news.

West Virginia at Ballotpedia

West Virginia at Citizens in Charge

West Virginia at Recall the Rogues