§3-5-24. Filing of nomination certificates; time; location; fees; effect of failure to timely file or pay fee


Published: 2015

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WVC 3 - 5 - 24

§3-5-24. Filing of nomination certificates; time; location; fees;

effect of failure to timely file or pay fee.

     (a) All certificates nominating candidates for office under

section twenty-three of this article shall be filed not later than

August 1 preceding the November general election: Provided, That

for municipal or other elections not held in conjunction with

regular state and county general elections, certificates shall be

filed not later than ninety days before the date of the election,

unless otherwise provided by charter, ordinance or code.

     (b) The nomination certificate required by this section and

section twenty-three of this article shall be filed:

     (1) In the case of a candidate to be voted for by the voters

of the entire state or by any subdivision of the state other than

a single county, with the Secretary of State;

     (2) In the case of all candidates for county and magisterial

district offices, including all offices to be filled by the voters

of a single county, with the clerk of the county commission; and

     (3) In the case of candidates for election in a municipality,

with the recorder or other official designated by charter or

ordinance to perform election responsibilities.

     (c) Each candidate shall pay the filing fee required by

section eight of this article, at the time of the filing of the

nomination certificate.

     (d) If any nomination certificate is not timely filed or if the filing fee is not timely paid, the certificate may not be

received by the Secretary of State, the clerk of the county

commission or the recorder or other official designated by charter

or ordinance to perform municipal election responsibilities, as the

case may be.

     (e) This section is inapplicable to nonpartisan elections.





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