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Corporation of Harpers Ferry

2021 Harpers Ferry Municipal Elections

Harpers Ferry will hold its municipal elections for Mayor, Recorder, and five Council members on Tuesday, 8 June 2021. All residents who are interested in appearing on the official ballot to seek office were required to file a Candidate's Certificate of Announcement with the Recorder during the period ending 29 January 2021 or postmarked no later than 30 January 2021. As determined during the drawing for ballot positions on Tuesday, 30 March, the names of candidates who filed Certificates for this year's elections will appear in the order listed below.



Town Council member

Click here to see a sample ballot.

(Note: The deadline to file as a write-in candidate was Tuesday, 20 April. There are no write-in candidates for this year's elections.)

Election Administration

Town elections are administered by the Recorder. All election-related inquiries and correspondence should be directed to the Recorder (, with the exception of voter registration matters (see the section "Voter Registration" immediately below).

Voter Registration

Although Town elections are administered by the Recorder, the Town does not maintain voter registration records. Please contact either the Jefferson County Clerk's Voter Registration and Elections Office or the West Virginia Secretary of State with questions about voter registration. For the 2021 elections, voter registration closes on 18 May 2021.

Election Day

On election day (Tuesday, 8 June 2021), the polling location will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Persons in line at 7:30 p.m., if any, will be allowed to cast votes. All residents within the municipal limits who cast their ballots on election day will vote at Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church, 645 Washington Street.

Identification Requirements

Effective 1 January 2018, West Virginia voters must show an approved form of identification at the polls during early voting or on election day. All forms of ID must be valid and not expired. This law does not apply to absentee-by-mail voting and certain other circumstances. There are distinct identification requirements for first-time voters who did not present an ID at the time of registering. For further information, consult the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Be Registered and Ready page.

Absentee Voting

For information from the West Virginia Secretary of State regarding absentee voting, click here. To download an absentee ballot application, click here.

Absentee ballot applications must be completed by hand (not typed), signed, and returned to the Recorder either in person, by mail, fax, or email (high-resolution scan). Absentee ballot applications will be accepted beginning 1 January 2021 and must be received by the Recorder no later than 4:30 p.m. on 2 June 2021. Deadlines for receipt of absentee ballots are as follows:

Early Voting

Early in-person voting will be offered at Town Hall, 1000 Washington Street, Suite 200.

26 May through 5 June 2021 (except Sunday, 30 May)

Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Recorder Contact Information

Kevin Carden
Recorder, Corporation of Harpers Ferry

Tel.: 304-535-2206


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1000 Washington St
PO Box 217
Harpers Ferry WV  25425

Telephone: 304-535-2206


Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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