§3-11-2. Title and summary of amendment; position on ballot; designation of election for submission of amendment

Published: 2015

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WVC 3 - 11 - 2

§3-11-2. Title and summary of amendment; position on ballot;

designation of election for submission of amendment.

In any joint resolution proposing an amendment to the West

Virginia constitution, for ratification or rejection by the voters,

the Legislature shall for convenience of reference thereto, assign

a title to such proposed amendment and shall set forth a summary of

the purpose of such proposed amendment. If the Legislature shall

fail in any such resolution to include a title and summary, or

either, the secretary of state shall supply such omission or

omissions, and certify the same to the ballot commissioners of each

county. Whether set forth in such resolution or certified by the

secretary of state, it shall be the duty of the ballot

commissioners in each county to place upon the official ballot at

the election at which such proposed amendment is to be voted upon,

or upon the ballot label in counties where voting machines are

used, the title and summary of such proposed constitutional


The Legislature may, in the joint resolution, give a proposed

amendment a number. If this is done, and if there is more than one

amendment submitted at the same election, the position of such

amendment on the ballot shall be in accordance with the number so

designated. When numbers are not so designated by the Legislature,

the secretary of state, in certifying the election ballot, shall

number the amendments consecutively in accordance with the dates of

their final submission by the Legislature.

The Legislature shall, in the joint resolution, designate the

election at which the proposed constitutional amendment shall be

submitted to the voters.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session

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