WVC 6 - 9 A- 8
§6-9A-8. Acting by reference; written ballots.
(a) Except as otherwise expressly provided by law, the members
of a public agency may not deliberate, vote, or otherwise take
official action upon any matter by reference to a letter, number or
other designation or other secret device or method, which may
render it difficult for persons attending a meeting of the public
agency to understand what is being deliberated, voted or acted
upon. However, this subsection does not prohibit a public agency
from deliberating, voting or otherwise taking action by reference
to an agenda, if copies of the agenda, sufficiently worded to
enable the public to understand what is being deliberated, voted or
acted upon, are available for public inspection at the meeting.
(b) A public agency may not vote by secret or written ballot.