§3-3-5a. Processing federal postcard applications

Published: 2015

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§3-3-5a. Processing federal postcard applications.

When a federal postcard registration and absentee ballot

request (FPCA), as defined in subdivision (2), subsection (b),

section two of this article, is received by the official designated

to supervise and conduct absentee voting, the official shall

examine the application and take the following steps:

(1) The official shall first enter the name of the applicant

in the permanent absentee voter's record for each election for

which a ballot is requested, make a photocopy of the application

for each election for which a ballot is requested and place the

separate copies in secure files to be maintained for use in the

various elections.

(2) The official designated to supervise and conduct absentee

voting shall determine if the applicant is registered to vote at

the residence address listed in the voting residence section of the

application. If the applicant is not registered, or not registered

at the address given, the official shall deliver the original FPCA

to the clerk of the county commission for processing, and the clerk

of the county commission shall process the application as an

application for registration and, if the application is received

after the close of voter registration for the next succeeding

election, the official shall challenge the absentee ballot for that


(3) Except as provided in subdivision (2) of this section, the

federal application for an absentee ballot received from a person qualified to use the application as provided in section two of this

article is to be processed as all other applications and the ballot

or ballots for each election for which ballots are requested by the

applicant is to be mailed to the voter on the first day on which

both the application and the ballot are available.

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

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