WEST VIRGINIA CODE
WVC 3 - 9 - 19
§3-9-19. Violations concerning absent voters' ballots; penalties.
(a) Any person who, with the intent to commit fraud, obtains,
removes, or disseminates an absent voters' ballot, intimidates an
absent voter, or completes or alters an absent voters' ballot, is
guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not
less than $10,000 nor more than $20,000, imprisoned in a state
correctional facility for not less than one nor more than five
years, or both fined and imprisoned.
(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, any person
who, having procured an absent voter's official ballot or ballots,
shall wilfully neglect or refuse to return the same as provided in
article three of this chapter, or who shall otherwise wilfully
violate any of the provisions of said article three of this
chapter, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction
thereof, shall be fined not more than two hundred and fifty
dollars, or confined in the county jail for not more than three
months. If the clerk of the circuit court of any county, or any
member of the board of ballot commissioners, or any member of the
board of canvassers shall refuse or neglect to perform any of the
duties required of him by any of the provisions of articles three,
five and six of this chapter relating to voting by absentees or
shall disclose to any other person or persons how any absent voter
voted, he shall, in each instance, be guilty of a misdemeanor, and,
upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than five hundred
dollars, or confined in the county jail for not more than six months.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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