§3-7-1. Contests for state offices and judgeships; procedure

Published: 2015

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WVC 3 - 7 - 1

§3-7-1. Contests for state offices and judgeships; procedure.

If the election of governor, secretary of state, treasurer,

auditor, attorney general, commissioner of agriculture, a judge of

the supreme court of appeals or a judge of a circuit court, is

contested, the contestant shall give notice, with specifications

and affidavit, to the person whose election is contested within ten

days after the election is certified and within ten days thereafter

the return notice shall be given to the contestant. The parties

shall finish taking depositions within forty days after the notice

is delivered. The depositions shall be transmitted to the clerk of

the House of Delegates, to be delivered by him or her to the joint

committee or special court hereinafter provided for. In other

respects the regulations contained in this article respecting

contests for a seat in the Legislature shall be observed, so far as

they are applicable.

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

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