West Virginia - Open Primaries
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Primary Elections State By State



  • Democratic congressional and state primaries: mixed
  • Republican congressional and state primaries: mixed
  • Democratic Presidential primary: mixed
  • Republican Presidential primary: mixed


Primary Type Definitions



  • Voters may or may not choose to affiliate with a political party.
  • 19% of voters in West Virginia are registered as "no party" or "other."


Details of voting in congressional and state primary elections:

  • Parties decide who may participate in their primary elections.  
  • The two major parties both allow unaffiliated voters to participate in party primaries.
  • Unaffiliated voters choose one party's ballot.
  • Party members must vote in their party's primary.