§3-2-12. Combined voter registration and driver licensing fund

Published: 2015

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WVC 3-2-12

§3-2-12. Combined voter registration and driver licensing fund.

(a) Fifty cents of each license fee collected pursuant to the

provisions of section one, article three, chapter seventeen of this

code shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of a

special revenue fund to be known as the "Combined Voter

Registration and Driver Licensing Fund." The moneys so credited to

such fund may be used by the secretary of state for the following


(1) Printing and distribution of combined driver licensing or

other agency applications and voter registration forms, or for the

printing of voter registration forms to be used in conjunction with

driver licensing or other agency applications;

(2) Printing and distribution of mail voter registration forms

for purposes of this article;

(3) Supplies, postage and mailing costs for correspondence

relating to voter registration for agency registration sites and

for the return of completed voter registration forms to the

appropriate state or county election official;

(4) Reimbursement of postage and mailing costs incurred by

clerks of the county commissions for sending a verification

mailing, confirmation of registration or other mailings directly

resulting from an application to register, change or update a

voter's registration through a driver licensing or other agency;

(5) Reimbursement to state funded agencies designated to

provide voter registration services under this chapter for

personnel costs associated with the time apportioned to voter

registration services and assistance;

(6) The purchase, printing and distribution of public

information and other necessary materials or equipment to be used

in conjunction with voter registration services provided by state

funded agencies designated pursuant to the provisions of this


(7) The development of a statewide program of uniform voter

registration computerization for use by each county registration

office and the secretary of state, purchase of uniform voter

registration software, payment of software installation costs and

reimbursement to the county commissions of not more than fifty

percent of the cost per voter for data entry or data conversion

from a previous voter registration software program;

(8) Payment of up to fifty percent of the costs of conducting

a joint program with participating counties to identify ineligible

voters by using the United States postal service information as

provided in section twenty-five of this article: Provided, That

such assistance shall be available only to counties which maintain

voter registration lists on the statewide uniform voter data

system; and

(9) Payment or reimbursement of other costs associated with

implementation of the requirements of the "National Voter

Registration Act of 1993" (42 U.S.C. 1973gg): Provided, That

revenue received by the fund in any fiscal year shall first be

allocated to the purposes set forth in subdivisions (1) through (8)

of this subsection.

(b) The secretary of state shall promulgate rules pursuant to

the provisions of chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to provide for the administration of the fund established in subsection (a) of

this section.

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

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