WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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
(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.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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