§8-4-4. Submission of proposed charter to qualified voters.
The proposed charter shall be submitted to the qualified
voters of the city in like fashion and with like notice as provided
for a proposed charter of a newly incorporated city as set forth in
article three of this chapter, except that the proposed charter
shall be submitted at the next regular municipal election instead
of a special election, unless (1) the governing body by the
affirmative vote of two thirds of its members shall determine and
specify that a special municipal election is necessary, or (2) a
petition bearing the signatures, written in their own handwriting,
of fifteen percent of the qualified voters of the city, if a Class
I or Class II city, or ten percent of the qualified voters of the
city, if a Class III city, expressly requesting that a special
municipal election be called for the purpose be presented to the
governing body more than one hundred twenty days prior to the date
of the next regular municipal election.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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