H. B. 2613
(By Delegate Harrison)
[Introduced February 21, 1995; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section thirty-one, article one,
chapter three of the code of West Virginia, one thousand
nine hundred thirty-one, as amended; and to amend and
reenact section one, article five of said chapter, all
relating to days and hours of primary elections.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section thirty-one, article one, chapter three of the
code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted; and that section one, article
five of said chapter be amended and reenacted, all to read as
ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS AND DEFINITIONS.
§3-1-31. Days and hours of elections.
General elections shall be held in the several election
precincts of the state on the Tuesday next after the first
Monday in November of each even year. Primary
shall be held on the first Tuesday after the eighth day of June
of each even year. Special elections shall be held on the days
provided by law therefor for by law.
At every primary, general or special election the polls
be opened open in each precinct on the day of such the
election at six-thirty o'clock in the forenoon morning and be
closed close at seven-thirty o'clock in the evening.
ARTICLE 5. PRIMARY ELECTIONS AND NOMINATING PROCEDURES.
§3-5-1. Time and place of holding primary elections in the year
one thousand nine hundred ninety-six and thereafter;
hours polls open.
Primary elections shall be held at the voting place in each
of the voting precincts in the state, for the purposes set forth
in this article, on the
second first Tuesday in May after the
eighth day of June in the year one thousand nine hundred eighty-
six ninety-six and in each second year thereafter.
such the primary election the polls shall be opened and
closed at the hours provided for opening and closing the polls in
a general election open in each precinct on the day of the
election at six-thirty o'clock in the morning and close at
seven-thirty o'clock in the evening.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to change the day on
which a primary election is held from the second Tuesday in May
to the first Tuesday after the eighth day of June.