(b) In the case of a member of the House of Delegates, the list shall be submitted by the party executive committee of the delegate district in which the vacating member resided at the time of his or her election or appointment. The appointment to fill a vacancy in the House of Delegates is for the unexpired term.
(c) In the case of a State Senator, the list shall be submitted by the party executive committee of the state senatorial district in which the vacating senator resided at the time of his or her election or appointment. If the unexpired term in the office of the State Senator will be for less than two years and two months, the appointment is for the unexpired term. If the unexpired term will be for a period equal to or longer than two years and two months, the appointment is until the next general election and until the election and qualification of a successor to the person appointed, at which general election the vacancy shall be filled by election for the unexpired term. Notice of an election to fill a vacancy in the office of State Senator shall be given by the Governor by proclamation and shall be published before the election as a Class II-0 legal advertisement in compliance with the provisions of article three, chapter fifty-nine of this code, and the publication area for the publication shall be each county in the senatorial district. Nominations for candidates to fill a vacancy shall be made in the manner prescribed for nominating a candidate to fill a vacancy in the office of Governor to be voted for at a general election. The state senatorial district executive committee of the political party shall discharge the duties incident to State Senator nominations devolving upon the party state executive committee in nominating a candidate for a state office.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session