(a) For municipal elections, the registration records of active and inactive voters shall be maintained as follows:
(1) Clerks of the county commissions shall prepare pollbooks or voter lists to be used in municipal elections when the county precinct boundaries and the municipal precinct boundaries are the same and all registrants of the precinct are entitled to vote in state, county and municipal elections within the precinct or when the registration records of municipal voters within a county precinct are separated and maintained in a separate municipal section or book for that county precinct and can be used either alone or in combination with other pollbooks or voter lists to make up a complete set of registration records for the municipal election precinct.
(2) Upon request of the municipality, and if the clerk of the county commission does not object, separate municipal precinct books shall be maintained in cases where municipal or ward boundaries divide county precincts and it is impractical to use county pollbooks or voter lists or separate municipal sections of those pollbooks or voter lists. If the clerk of the county commission objects to the request of a municipality for separate municipal precinct books, the State Election Commission must determine whether the separate municipal precinct books should be maintained.
(3) No registration record may be removed from a municipal registration record unless the registration is lawfully transferred or canceled pursuant to the provisions of this article in both the county and the municipal registration records.
(b) Within thirty days following the entry of any annexation
order or change in street names or numbers, the governing body of
an incorporated municipality shall file with the clerk of the
county commission a certified current official municipal boundary
map and a list of streets and ranges of street numbers within the
municipality to assist the clerk in determining whether a voter's
address is within the boundaries of the municipality.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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