(a) Voter registration before an election closes on the twenty-first day before the election or on the first day thereafter which is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.
(b) An application for voter registration, transfer of registration, change of name or change of political party affiliation submitted by an eligible voter by the close of voter registration is effective for any subsequent primary, general or special election if the following conditions are met:
(1) The application contains the information required by subsection (c), section five of this article. Incomplete applications for registration containing information which are submitted within the required time may be corrected within four business days after the close of registration if the applicant provides the required information; and
(2) The application is received by the appropriate clerk of the county commission no later than the hour of the close of registration or is otherwise submitted by the following deadlines:
(A) If mailed, the application shall be addressed to the appropriate clerk of the county commission and is postmarked by the postal service no later than the date of the close of registration. If the postmark is missing or illegible, the application is presumed to have been mailed no later than the close of registration if it is received by the appropriate clerk of the county commission no later than the third day following the close of registration;
(B) If accepted by a designated agency or motor vehicle licensing office, the application is received by that agency or office no later than the close of registration;
(C) If accepted through a registration outreach program, the application is received by the clerk, deputy clerk or registrar no later than the close of registration;
(D) If accepted through an approved electronic voter registration system, the application is received by the clerk of the county commission or other entity designated by the Secretary of State no later than the close of business on the final day of registration; and
(3) The verification notice by the provisions of section
sixteen of this article mailed to the voter at the residence
indicated on the application is not returned as undeliverable.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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