§3-2-9. Appointment of temporary and volunteer registrars for registration outreach services


Published: 2015

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WVC 3-2-9

§3-2-9. Appointment of temporary and volunteer registrars for

registration outreach services.

(a) Temporary registrars and volunteer registrars may be

appointed to perform registration outreach services as provided in

section eight of this article. Whenever registration outreach

services are conducted by temporary registrars or volunteer

registrars, two persons of opposite political parties shall serve

together. All temporary registrars and volunteer registrars shall

be trained by the clerk of the county commission before beginning

their duties and shall thereafter be supervised by said clerk.

(b) Temporary registrars and volunteer registrars shall have

the same eligibility qualifications as required of election

officials and shall be subject to suspension by the same procedures

as prescribed for election officials as provided in section twenty-

eight, article one of this chapter. Eligibility may be suspended

for the following reasons:

(1) Failure to appear at the required time and place or to

perform the duties of a registrar as required by law;

(2) Alteration or destruction of a voter registration

application;

(3) Improper influence of the choice of party affiliation of

a voter, or other improper interference or intimidation relating to

the voter's decision to register or not to register to vote; or

(4) Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or having

anything wagered or bet on an election.

(c) Each temporary or volunteer registrar, before beginning

the duties of the office, shall take an oath to perform the duties

of the office according to law and the oath shall be filed with the

clerk of the county commission.

(d) (1) The county commission may appoint temporary registrars

to conduct registration as provided in section eight of this

article. An equal number of such registrars shall be selected from

the two major political parties. The county commission shall

notify each county executive committee, in writing, specifying the

number of registrars to be appointed, the general schedule of

registration activities to be performed, and the date by which the

nominations must be received, which date shall be not less than

twenty-eight days following the date of the notice. Each executive

committee, by majority vote of the committee, may nominate the

number of persons needed to serve as registrars and shall submit

the nominations in writing to the county commission by the date

specified in the notice. The clerk of the county commission shall

notify those persons so nominated and appointed. If any person

declines to serve or fails to appear, the clerk of the county

commission shall fill the vacancy with a qualified person of the

same political party.

(2) Temporary registrars shall be compensated at a rate not

less than the federal minimum wage and may be reimbursed for

mileage traveled between the county courthouse and any temporary

registration site.

(e) The clerk of the county commission may appoint volunteer

registrars to conduct registration outreach services as provided in

section eight of this article. Volunteer registrars shall serve

without compensation. At least fourteen days before beginning any

registration outreach service to be conducted by volunteer

registrars, the clerk shall notify the county commission in writing

listing the proposed schedule for all registration outreach

activities and the name and party affiliation of each volunteer

registrar appointed.





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