The state is releasing an easy-to-use online map providing voters with a statewide view of the new county magisterial and precinct districts ahead of the May 10 Primary Election.
The WV Interactive Map for Voting Precincts & Districts is enabled with the use of GIS technology and is a result of collaboration among the state’s 55 counties, their GIS mapping offices and vendors, and the WVU GIS Technical Center.
"We want to keep voters engaged in the outcome of the redistricting process,” West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner said in a press release issued Wednesday. "This interactive map is a foundational tool for voters to find their voting precinct, Magisterial District, House of Delegates District, State Senate District and their Congressional District. As the election approaches, sample ballots for each precinct will also be available online.”
According to Warner, voters simply enter their home address in the website search bar and their district and precinct information will appear on the screen.
Warner emphasizes that this convenient lookup tool is not an official source of information for voters’ precinct and voting district information. In the weeks leading up to the May Primary, county clerks will mail an updated registration card to each voter whose voting location changed due to redistricting. If a voter does not receive an updated voter registration card, their polling place remains the same as the past election.
County clerks are currently processing voters into their new precinct locations in the Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS) for official election records, preparations, and poll book creation.