WVC 7 A- 7 - 4 A
§7A-7-4a. Modifying the percentage vote required to approve metro
government in municipal and countywide elections from
fifty-five percent to a majority in counties with
populations in excess of 150,000.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter to the
contrary, where the election is on the question of consolidation of
a county with a population exceeding 150,000, based on the 2000 or
2010 census of population taken under the authority of the United
States government, and a single Class I city that is the principal
municipality of the county, then metro government becomes effective
pursuant to the charter if a majority of the legal votes cast by
the qualified voters of the principal city and a majority of the
legal votes cast by the qualified voters of all incorporated and
unincorporated areas of the affected county, excluding the
principal city, approves the consolidation.
(b) As used in this section, a Class I city is a municipality
so classified under section three, article one, chapter eight of
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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