§3-1-29. Boards of election officials; definitions, composition of boards, determination of number and type


Published: 2015

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WVC 3 - 1 - 29

§3-1-29. Boards of election officials; definitions, composition of

boards, determination of number and type.

     (a) For the purpose of this article:

     (1) The term "standard receiving board" means those election

officials charged with conducting the process of voting within a

precinct and consists of no less than five persons, to be comprised

as follows:

     (A) Each precinct shall have at least one team of poll clerks,

one team of election commissioners for the ballot box and one

additional election commissioner.

     (B) At the discretion of the county clerk and county

commission, any county may add additional teams of poll clerks and

commissioners to any precinct, as necessary to fairly and

efficiently conduct an election;

     (2) The term "counting board" means those election officials

charged with counting the ballots at the precinct in counties using

paper ballots and includes one team of poll clerks, one team of

election commissioners and one additional commissioner;

     (3) The term "team of poll clerks" or "team of election

commissioners" means two persons appointed by opposite political

parties to perform the specific functions of the office: Provided,

That no team of poll clerks or team of election commissioners may

consist of two persons with the same registered political party

affiliation or two persons registered with no political party affiliation; and

     (4) The term "election official trainee" means an individual

who is sixteen or seventeen years of age who meets the requirements

of subdivisions (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6), subsection (a), section

twenty-eight of this article.

     (b) For each primary and general election in the county, the

county commission shall designate the number and type of election

boards for the various precincts according to the provisions of

this section. At least eighty-four days before each primary and

general election the county commission shall notify the county

executive committees of the two major political parties in writing

of the number of nominations which may be made for poll clerks and

election commissioners.

     (c) For each municipal election held at a time when there is

no county or state election:

     (1) The governing body of the municipality shall perform the

duties of the county commission as provided in this section; and

     (2) The standard receiving board may, at the discretion of the

official charged with the administration of election, consist of as

few as four persons, including one team of poll clerks and one team

of election commissioners for the ballot box.





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