§3-2-8. Registration outreach services by the clerk of the county commission; challenge of voter's registration


Published: 2015

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WVC 3-2-8

§3-2-8. Registration outreach services by the clerk of the county

commission; challenge of voter's registration.

(a) Registration outreach services, including application for

registration, change of address, name or party affiliation and

correction or cancellation of registration, may be provided at

locations outside the office of said clerk of the county commission

by the clerk, one or more of his or her deputy clerks, or by

temporary registrars or volunteer registrars appointed in

accordance with the provisions of section nine of this article.

(b) (1) The clerk of the county commission may establish

temporary registration offices to provide voter registration

services to residents of the county. The clerk shall file a list

of the scheduled times and locations of any temporary registration

offices with the county commission at least fourteen days prior to

opening the temporary office and shall solicit public service

advertising of the location and times for any temporary

registration office on radio, television and newspapers serving

that county.

(2) The clerk of the county commission shall establish an

approved program of voter registration services for eligible high

school students at each high school within the county and shall

conduct that program of voter registration at an appropriate time

during each school year, but no later than forty-five days before

a statewide primary election held during a school year. The

secretary of state shall issue guidelines for approval of programs of voter registration for eligible students, and all such programs

shall include opportunities for students to register in person and

present identification at the high school where the student is

enrolled. Official school records shall be accepted as

identification and proof of age for eligible students.

(c) When the boundaries of precincts are altered requiring the

transfer of a portion of the voters of one precinct to another

precinct, the clerk of the county commission or temporary

registrars appointed for the purpose may conduct door-to-door

registration services in the areas affected by the boundary changes

and may register, alter or transfer the registration of voters

found to reside in those areas. Upon a determination that a voter

who previously registered in the area canvassed no longer resides

at that address, except for those persons who are qualified to

maintain a legal residence at the address, the clerk of the county

commission shall challenge the registration of the voter in

accordance with the provisions of section twenty-eight of this

article.

(d) The procedures required upon receipt of an application for

registration as prescribed in subsection (b), section seven of this

article shall also be performed by the authorized persons

conducting the registration outreach services.





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