§3-6-12. Tie vote procedures.
Whenever the governor or the board of canvassers of a county
is to declare the result of an election, and it appears to him or
them that two or more of the persons voted for have received the
highest and equal number of votes for the same office, so that the
election to the office is not decided by the returns, he, or they,
being required to declare the result, shall decide the tie by the
election of one of such persons, but in the event the board of
canvassers shall have failed to decide the tie within thirty days
after such tie shall have been found by them to exist, upon
application to the governor by any one of such persons so voted
for, he shall break the tie by the selection of one of such persons
and shall certify his choice to such board of canvassers and
declare such person duly elected for the office for which such
person was a candidate.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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