WVC 3 - 10 - 8
§3-10-8. Vacancies in offices of prosecuting attorney, sheriff,
assessor and surveyor.
Any vacancy occurring in the office of prosecuting attorney,
sheriff, assessor or county surveyor shall be filled by the county
commission by appointment of a person of the same political party
as the officeholder vacating the office. The appointed person
shall hold the office until the next general election is certified,
or until the completion of the term if the term ends on the
thirty-first day of December following the next general election.
Notice of an election to fill a vacancy in any of the offices named
in this section shall be given by the county commission, or by the
president thereof in vacation, and published or posted in the
manner prescribed in section six of this article. Nomination of
candidates to fill any vacancy shall be made in the manner
prescribed in section six of this article for nominating candidates
to fill a vacancy in the office of the clerk of the circuit court.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session