Senate Bill No. 37
(By Senator Chafin)
[Introduced January 14, 1998;
referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section one, article five, chapter
three of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to changing the
time of holding primary elections from May to April.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section one, article five, chapter three of the code of
West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
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-eight 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 Tuesday in
May April in the year
one thousand nine hundred eighty-six ninety-eight and in each
second year thereafter.
such a primary election, the polls shall be opened and
closed open and close at the hours provided for opening and
closing the polls in a general election.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to change the time at
which primary elections are held from May to April.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken
from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language
that would be added.