WEST VIRGINIA CODE
WVC 3 - 2 - 3
§3-2-3. State authority relating to voter registration; chief
(a) The secretary of state, as chief election official of the
state as provided in section six, article one-a of this chapter,
shall have general supervision of the voter registration procedures
and practices and the maintenance of voter registration records in
the state and shall have authority to require reports and
investigate violations to ensure the proper conduct of voter
registration throughout the state and all of its subdivisions.
(b) The secretary of state, as chief election official of the
state, is responsible for implementing, in a uniform and
nondiscriminatory manner, a single, uniform, official, centralized,
interactive computerized statewide voter registration list defined,
maintained and administered at the state level that contains the
name and registration information of every legally registered voter
in the state and assigns a unique identifier to each legally
registered voter in the state.
(c) The secretary of state is hereby designated as the chief
election official responsible for the coordination of this state's
responsibilities under 42 U.S.C. §1973gg, et seq., the "National
Voter Registration Act of 1993". The secretary of state shall have
general supervision of voter registration procedures and practices
at agencies and locations providing services as required by the
provisions of this article and shall have the authority to propose
procedural, interpretive and legislative rules for promulgation in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter
twenty-nine-a of this code for application for registration,
transmission of applications, reporting and maintenance of records
required by the provisions of this article and for the development,
implementation and application of other provisions of this article.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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