§3-5-17. Canvassing and certifying returns; recount procedures

Published: 2015

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WVC 3 - 5 - 17

§3-5-17. Canvassing and certifying returns; recount procedures.

     The commissioners of the county commission, sitting as a board

of canvassers, shall convene at the courthouse of the county on the

fifth day following any primary election, which is not a Saturday,

Sunday or legal holiday, and shall proceed to canvass the returns

of the election. The procedures prescribed in section nine,

article six, of this chapter relating to canvass of general

election returns, shall, where adaptable, be applied in the canvass

of the primary election returns. The board shall proceed to

ascertain the result of the election in the county and district and

election precincts and cause to be prepared and recorded in the

primary election precinct record book a table or tables which show,

as to each candidate of each political party for each office, the

number of votes cast for him or her at each precinct and the total

number cast in the entire county. The board shall then make up and

enter in said record book a certificate for each political party

showing, as to each candidate for each political party for each

office, the total number of votes, in words and figures, cast for

him or her in the entire county and the number of votes received by

all the candidates of such party in such district in the following


     The board of canvassers of the county of ................ of

West Virginia, having carefully and impartially examined the

returns of the primary election held in said county on the .......

day of ..........., 19...., do hereby certify that in said county or district, at said election, on the official ballot of the

.................. party for the office of ..............., A. B.

received ............ (......) votes; C. D. received ..............

(......) votes.

     And so on for each office for each political party according

to the truth. When the certificates are all entered, the report

shall be signed by the members of the board or by a majority of

the board. Such members shall also sign separate certificates of

the result of the election, within the county, for each of the

offices to be filled by each political party

as provided by the following section.

     The provisions of article six of this chapter, relating to the

recount of votes in general elections, shall, to the extent

applicable, be operative in primary and other elections conducted

under provisions of this article.

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

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