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Early voting in West Virginia

In West Virginia, registered voters can request a mail-in ballot or vote early in-person.

Mail-in ballots requested153,728

54%
26%
20%
DEMGOPOther

+767% from 2016

20162020
17,728
153,728

Mail-in and early in-person ballots returned394,005

35%
65%
Mail-inIn-person

+75% from 2016

20162020
225,841
394,005
Last updated Dec. 3. Party registration is publicly available in the state.Data provided by TargetSmart

West Virginia Primary election results

Democratic Primary/ 28 Del.28 Delegates

Full West Virginia Primary Results
  • DEM

    Joe BidenWinner

    65.3%

    122,518

    + 28 Delegates

  • DEM

    Bernie Sanders

    12.2%

    22,793

  • DEM

    David Rice

    8.3%

    15,470

Republican Primary/ 35 Del.35 Delegates

Full West Virginia Primary Results
  • REP

    Donald TrumpWinner

    94.4%

    198,741

    + 35 Delegates

  • REP

    Joe Walsh

    1.8%

    3,806

  • REP

    Bill Weld

    1.8%

    3,721

How West Virginia voted

In 2016, Donald Trump won the state with 69 percent of the vote, according to NBC News results, while Hillary Clinton trailed with 27 percent. While West Virginia has a record of back both Democratic and Republican presidential candidates over the years, the last Democrat to win the state was Bill Clinton in 1996.

  • Republican

    Donald TrumpTrumpWinner

    68.6%

    489,371

  • Democrat

    Hillary ClintonClinton

    26.5%

    188,794

  • Republican

    Mitt RomneyRomneyWinner

    62.3%

    417,655

  • Democrat

    Barack ObamaObama

    35.5%

    238,269

More to the story in West Virginia 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and its devastating economic fallout are two major issues that have an impact on the election. NBC News is tracking and updating daily the number of coronavirus related deaths in each state and U.S. territory, as well as the jobless claims as reported weekly by the Department of Labor that counts how many people have filed for unemployment benefits.

U.S. ClaimsWeekly
change
60-day
trend
Monthly
change
3,690,000+1.01%
-0.99%
19,453+17.18%
+3.98%
West Virginia Claims

The expected vote is the total number of votes that are expected in a given race once all votes are counted. This number is an estimate and is based on several different factors, including information on the number of votes cast early as well as information provided to our vote reporters on Election Day from county election officials. The figure can change as NBC News gathers new information.

Source: National Election Pool (NEP)