If an election as required by section two or four of this
article cannot be held in conjunction with the regular election
dates, then the cost of printing ballots and all other reasonable
and necessary expenses in holding and making the return of the new
election to fill a vacancy are obligations of the state incurred by
the ballot commissioners, clerks of the county commissions and
county commissions of the various counties as agents of the state.
All expenses of the new election are to be audited by the Secretary
of State. The Secretary of State shall prepare and transmit to the
county commissions forms on which the county commissions shall
certify all expenses of the new election to the Secretary of State.
If satisfied that the expenses as certified by the county
commissions are reasonable and were necessarily incurred, the
Secretary of State shall requisition the necessary warrants from
the Auditor of the state to be drawn on the State Treasurer and
shall mail the warrants directly to the vendors of the new election
services, supplies and facilities.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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