§3-1-33. How elections conducted by double boards.
In all precincts wherein two election boards shall have been
appointed, the receiving board shall attend at the opening of the
polls, shall open the polls, and shall proceed with the election.
The counting board shall attend at the voting place not later than
three hours after the opening of the polls, and shall take charge
of the ballot box containing the ballots theretofore cast in that
precinct. They shall retire to a partitioned room or space in the
voting place and there proceed to count and tabulate the ballots
cast, as they shall find them deposited in the ballot box. The
receiving board shall continue to receive the vote of electors in
the other box, until such time as the counting board shall have
finished counting and tabulating the ballots cast in the first
ballot box. The county board shall, before exchanging the ballot
boxes as herein provided, seal the ballots counted by it in
envelopes to be provided for the purpose, which shall not be opened
until the two boards shall together proceed with counting,
tabulating and summarizing the votes as by this chapter provided.
The two boards shall then exchange the first box for the second
box, and so continue until the hour of closing the polls arrives.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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