Picture ID Voter’s Card Are Now Available at the Tyler Courthouse
With interim elections slated for this spring, residents of Tyler County are reminded to have a valid photo identification when voting. Registered voters can apply for a free Voter Identification Card from the county clerk. Applications must be submitted in person at the county clerk’s office, and voters can choose to be mailed their Voter Identification Card or to pick them up at the county clerk’s office.
The cards are made and processed in approximately five minutes.
Any person voting in the Early Voting Period or on Election Day must present a valid form of identification. This law does not apply to absentee-by-mail voting.
Acceptable forms of non-photo identification, when registering for a card, include: voter registration card, Medicare or Social Security card, Birth Certificate, West Virginia hunting or fishing license, WV SNAP ID card, WV TANF program identification card, WV Medicaid identification card, bank or debit card, health insurance card issued to the voter, or utility bill or bank statement issued within six months of the date of the election.
Acceptable forms of photo identification include: Voters card with photo identification which can be obtained at the courthouse, WV driver’s license or other WV identification card issued by the DMV, driver’s license issued by another state, U.S. passport or passport card, Military identification card student identification card, concealed carry permit.
There are three exceptions to the new voter identification requirement.
Exception One: a voter does not have to show an identification to vote if the voter is accompanied by an adult who has known the voter for at least six months, shows a photo identification with his/her name and address, and sign an affidavit at the polling place confirming the voter’s identity. Exception Two: a voter does not have to show identification to vote if a poll worker has known the voter for at least six months. Exception Three: residents of licensed WV state care facilities do not have to show identification to vote if the voter is a resident of the care facility, the care facility is a polling place, and the resident’s polling place is located at the care facility.If a voter shows up to vote without an identification and does not fall under any of the exceptions, then the voter will be able to vote a provisional ballot and has an opportunity to prove his/her residence at the county clerk’s office before canvassing begins.
You may register to vote, update or check your registration status online at ovr.sos.wv.gov or at the County Clerk’s Office. More information is available at www.wvsos.gov or the WVSOS Office at 304-558-6000