§3-2-19. Maintenance of active and inactive registration records for municipal elections

Published: 2015

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WVC 3 - 2 - 19

§3-2-19. Maintenance of active and inactive registration records

for municipal elections.

     (a) For municipal elections, the registration records of

active and inactive voters shall be maintained as follows:

     (1) Clerks of the county commissions shall prepare pollbooks

or voter lists to be used in municipal elections when the county

precinct boundaries and the municipal precinct boundaries are the

same and all registrants of the precinct are entitled to vote in

state, county and municipal elections within the precinct or when

the registration records of municipal voters within a county

precinct are separated and maintained in a separate municipal

section or book for that county precinct and can be used either

alone or in combination with other pollbooks or voter lists to make

up a complete set of registration records for the municipal

election precinct.

     (2) Upon request of the municipality, and if the clerk of the

county commission does not object, separate municipal precinct

books shall be maintained in cases where municipal or ward

boundaries divide county precincts and it is impractical to use

county pollbooks or voter lists or separate municipal sections of

those pollbooks or voter lists. If the clerk of the county

commission objects to the request of a municipality for separate

municipal precinct books, the State Election Commission must

determine whether the separate municipal precinct books should be


     (3) No registration record may be removed from a municipal

registration record unless the registration is lawfully transferred

or canceled pursuant to the provisions of this article in both the

county and the municipal registration records.

     (b) Within thirty days following the entry of any annexation

order or change in street names or numbers, the governing body of

an incorporated municipality shall file with the clerk of the

county commission a certified current official municipal boundary

map and a list of streets and ranges of street numbers within the

municipality to assist the clerk in determining whether a voter's

address is within the boundaries of the municipality.

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

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