2021 Municipal Election

The 2021 municipal election for the city of Elkins will be held March 2, 2021. On that date, a mayor will be elected for a two-year term and one council member from each of the city’s five wards will be elected for four-year terms.

Filing for Candidacy

Anyone eligible to hold office and desiring to appear on the ballot must file a Certificate of Announcement of Candidacy with the (W. Va. Secretary of State Official Form C-1 MUNI), accompanied by the appropriate filing fee. The filing fee for mayoral candidates is $50; the fee for council candidates is $25.

Election Day

On Election Day (March 2, 2021), polling places will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Persons in line at 7:30 p.m. will be allowed to cast their votes.

Click here for a ward map. If you need additional assistance determining what ward you live in, please call (304) 636-1414, ext. 1211.

Polling places:

  • Ward 1: Church of God Family Worship Center (1402 Taylor Avenue)
  • Ward 2: Mountain State Forest Festival Building (101 Lough Street)
  • Ward 3: Day’s Inn (1200 Harrison Avenue)
  • Ward 4: Randolph County Courthouse Annex (4 Randolph Avenue)
  • Ward 5: Elkins City Hall (401 Davis Avenue)

What Should I Bring?
Effective January 1, 2018, voters must show a form of identification to vote in person during the Early Voting Period or on Election Day in any election. There are several forms of acceptable photo and non-photo identification, however none may be expired to be considered. Following are several examples, for a complete list, including three exceptions, go to the WV Secretary of State’s guide.

  • WV driver’s license or other WV ID card issued by the DMV
  • Voter registration card
  • Bank statement or utility bill issued in the last six months
  • Student ID card
  • WV SNAP ID card

Absentee Voting

For information from the West Virginia Secretary of State regarding absentee voting, click here. Please note that the election official for a municipal election is the city clerk, not the county clerk. Except for voter registration materials, all election-related paperwork (for City of Elkins elections) should be submitted to:

Elkins City Clerk
401 Davis Avenue
Elkins, WV 26241

To download an absentee ballot application customized for the city of Elkins, click here. This application must be completed by hand (not typed), signed, and returned to the Elkins city clerk either in person, or by mail, fax, or email (scanned). Absentee ballot applications must be received by the Elkins city clerk no later than 4 p.m. on February 27, 2019.
Please note that people voting absentee for the following reasons must receive their absentee ballots at an address outside of Elkins:

  • Personal or business travel on Election Day
  • Attendance at a college or university away from Elkins
  • Military member stationed away from Elkins
  • Service as elected/appointed federal/state officer or other employment outside of Elkins of specific duration of four years or less

Early Voting

Early in-person voting will be offered at City Hall, 401 Davis Avenue.

Dates: February 17- 27, 2021


  • Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Elkins City Clerk Contact Information

Jessica R. Sutton
Elkins City Clerk
401 Davis Avenue
Elkins, WV 26241

(304) 636-1414, ext. 1211

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