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 seeking office are requested to file a Candidate's Certificate of Announcement with the Recorder during the period beginning 11 January and ending 29 January 2021 at 4:30 p.m. (If sent by mail, forms must be postmarked on or before midnight on 30 January 2021.) Potential candidates must be eligible to vote within the Corporation of Harpers Ferry.
In accordance with Article 103 of the Codified Ordinances of Harpers Ferry, filing fees are applicable as follows:
All Candidates' Certificates of Announcement must be completed, notarized, and accompanied by the appropriate filing fee. Incomplete filings cannot be certified.
Drawings for ballot positions will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 30 March 2021 at Harpers Ferry Town Hall.
Town elections are administered by the Recorder. All election-related inquiries and correspondence should be directed to the Recorder (email@example.com), with the exception of voter registration matters (see the section "Voter Registration" immediately below).
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.
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.
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 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 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, Corporation of Harpers Ferry