§3-2-31. Rules pertaining to voting after registration or change of address within the county


Published: 2015

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WVC 3 - 2 - 31

§3-2-31. Rules pertaining to voting after registration or change

of address within the county.

(a) A voter who designates a political affiliation with a

major party on a registration application filed no later than the

close of voter registration before the primary may vote the ballot

of that political party in the primary election. Political

parties, through the official action of their state executive

committees, shall be permitted to determine whether unaffiliated

voters or voters of other parties shall be allowed to vote that

party's primary election ballot upon request.

(b) A voter whose registration record lists one residence

address but the voter has since moved to another residence address

within the precinct shall be permitted to update the registration

at the polling place and vote without challenge for that reason.

(c) A voter whose registration record lists one residence

address but the voter has since moved to another residence address

in a different precinct in the same county shall be permitted to

update the registration at the polling place serving the new

precinct and shall be permitted to vote a challenged or provisional

ballot at the new polling place. If the voter's registration is

found on the registration records within the county during the

canvass and no other challenge of eligibility was entered on

election day, the challenge shall be removed and the ballot shall

be counted.

(d) A voter whose registration record has been placed on an inactive status or transferred to an inactive file and who has not

responded to a confirmation notice sent pursuant to the provisions

of section twenty-four, twenty-five or twenty-six of this article

and who offers to vote at the polling place where he or she is

registered to vote shall be required to affirm his or her present

residence address under penalty of perjury, as provided in section

thirty-six of this article.





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