Primary Election Day West Virginia in USA in 2022

Primary Election Day West Virginia in USA in 2022
Grist Mill, Babcock State Park, West Virginia. Image by David Frampton , via Pixabay

  How long until Primary Election Day West Virginia?
Primary Election Day West Virginia
  Dates of Primary Election Day West Virginia in USA
2022 West Virginia Tue, May 10 Government Holiday
2020 West Virginia Tue, Jun 9 Government Holiday
2018 West Virginia Tue, May 8 Government Holiday
2016 West Virginia Tue, May 3 Government Holiday
  Summary

State holiday in West Virginia every even year to allow voting in the Primary Elections

When is Primary Election Day?

Primary Election Day is a state holiday in West Virginia on the second Tuesday in May every even year.

This holiday is to allow voting in the Primary Elections.

History of Primary Election Day

As the country gears up for elections, Primary elections ("primaries"), are the process by which voters can indicate their preference for their party's candidate, or a candidate in general, in an upcoming general election, local election, or by-election, with the goal of narrowing the field of candidates.

The Primaries take place in all states and other US entities. The famous 'Super Tuesday' in February is when most states vote to select the presidential candidate for the opposing party. West Virginia is one of the later states to participate.

The West Virginia primary is a semi-closed primary, with the state awarding 30 delegates, of which 24 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the primary.

While several states observe a state holiday on election day, only Indiana and West Virginia have a state holiday for the Primary Elections.

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