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WVC 7 - 1 - 3NN §7-1-3nn. Election on ordinance for program for transfer of development rights; form of ballots or ballot labels; procedure.
(a) A county commission which has been designated as a growth county may submit a proposed ordinance to establish a program for the transfer of development rights pursuant to section three-mm of this article to the qualified voters residing within the county for approval or rejection at any regular primary or general election. Notice of the election shall be provided and the ballots shall be printed as set forth in subsection (b) of this section. The ordinance may be adopted if it is approved by a majority of the legal votes cast thereon in that county. If the ordinance is rejected, no election on the issue shall be held thereafter for a period of one hundred four weeks.

(b) On the election ballots shall be printed the following:

Shall the County Commission of (name of county) be authorized to adopt an ordinance to establish a program for the transfer of development rights in accordance with section three-mm, article one, chapter seven of the code of West Virginia?

/ / Yes

/ / No

(c) If a majority of the legal votes cast upon the question be for the ordinance, the provisions of the ordinance become effective upon the date the results of the election are declared. If a majority of the legal votes cast upon the question be against the ordinance, the ordinance shall not take effect.

(d) Subject to the provisions of subsection (c) of this section, an election permitted by this section may be conducted at any regular primary or general election as the county commission in its order submitting the same to a vote may designate.

(e) Notice of an election pursuant to this section shall be given by publication of the order calling for a vote on the question as a Class II-0 legal advertisement in compliance with the provisions of article three, chapter fifty-nine of this code and the publication area for the publication shall be the county in which the election is to be conducted.

(f) Any election permitted by this section shall be held at the voting precincts established for holding primary or general elections. All of the provisions of the general election laws of this state applicable to primary or general elections not inconsistent with the provisions of this section shall apply to voting and elections authorized by this section.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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