(a) The clerk of the county commission shall provide voter registration services at all times when the office of the clerk is open for regular business.
(b) An eligible voter who desires to apply for voter registration in person at the office of the clerk of the county commission shall complete a voter registration application on the prescribed form and shall sign the oath required on that application in the presence of the clerk of the county commission or his or her deputy: Provided, That an individual may apply for voter registration using an approved electronic voter registration system if available at the office of the clerk. Such system may electronically transfer the voter's signature stored in the database of another state agency in accordance with procedures promulgated by the Secretary of State. The applicant shall present valid identification and proof of age. The clerk may waive the proof of age requirement if the applicant is clearly over the age of eighteen.
(c) The clerk shall attempt to establish whether the residence address given is within the boundaries of an incorporated municipality and, if so, make the proper entry required for municipal residents to be properly identified for municipal voter registration purposes.
(d) Upon receipt of the completed registration application, the clerk shall either:
(1) Provide a notice of procedure for verification and notice of disposition of the application and immediately begin the verification process prescribed by the provisions of section sixteen of this article; or
(2) Upon presentation of a current driver's license or
state-issued identification card containing the residence address
as it appears on the voter registration application, issue the
receipt of registration.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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