WVC 3 - 11 - 2
§3-11-2. Title and summary of amendment; position on ballot;
designation of election for submission of amendment.
In any joint resolution proposing an amendment to the West
Virginia constitution, for ratification or rejection by the voters,
the Legislature shall for convenience of reference thereto, assign
a title to such proposed amendment and shall set forth a summary of
the purpose of such proposed amendment. If the Legislature shall
fail in any such resolution to include a title and summary, or
either, the secretary of state shall supply such omission or
omissions, and certify the same to the ballot commissioners of each
county. Whether set forth in such resolution or certified by the
secretary of state, it shall be the duty of the ballot
commissioners in each county to place upon the official ballot at
the election at which such proposed amendment is to be voted upon,
or upon the ballot label in counties where voting machines are
used, the title and summary of such proposed constitutional
The Legislature may, in the joint resolution, give a proposed
amendment a number. If this is done, and if there is more than one
amendment submitted at the same election, the position of such
amendment on the ballot shall be in accordance with the number so
designated. When numbers are not so designated by the Legislature,
the secretary of state, in certifying the election ballot, shall
number the amendments consecutively in accordance with the dates of
their final submission by the Legislature.
The Legislature shall, in the joint resolution, designate the
election at which the proposed constitutional amendment shall be
submitted to the voters.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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