WEST VIRGINIA CODE
WVC 3 - 4 A- 19 A
§3-4A-19a. Form of ballots; requiring the signatures of poll
clerks; prohibiting the counting of votes cast on
ballots without signatures.
(a) Where applicable, every ballot utilized during the course
of any electronic voting system election conducted under the
provisions of this article is to have two lines for the signatures
of the poll clerks. Both of the signature lines are to be printed
on a portion of the ballot where votes are not recorded by
perforation or marking, but which portion is an actual part of the
ballot deposited in the ballot box after the voter has perforated
or marked his or her ballot and after the ballot stub has been
removed. Each of the two poll clerks shall sign his or her name on
one of the designated lines provided on each ballot before any
ballot is distributed to a voter.
(b) After a voter has signed the pollbook, as required in
section nineteen of this article, the two poll clerks shall deliver
a ballot to the voter, which ballot has been signed by each of the
two poll clerks as provided in this section: Provided, That where
an electronic voting system that utilizes screens upon which votes
may be recorded by means of a stylus or by means of touch, an
election commissioner shall accompany the voter to the voting
device and shall activate the device for voting.
(c) Any ballot which does not contain the proper signatures shall be challenged. If an accurate accounting is made for all
ballots in the precinct in which the ballot was voted and no other
challenge exists against the voter, the ballot shall be counted at
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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