(b) The local option election ballots, or ballot labels where voting machines are used, shall have printed thereon substantially the following:
"Shall the West Virginia Racing Commission issue a construction permit authorizing the construction and establishment of a (horse or dog) racetrack where (horse or dog) race meetings may be held or conducted and the pari- mutuel system of wagering permitted and conducted?
/ / Yes / / No (Place a cross mark in the square opposite your choice.)"
(c) Each individual qualified to vote in said county at a primary or general election shall likewise be qualified to vote at the local option election. The election officers appointed and qualified to serve as such at said primary or general election shall conduct said local option election in connection with and as a part of said primary or general election. The votes in said local option election shall be counted and returns made by the election officers, the results certified by the commissioners of election to said county commission which shall canvass the ballots, all in accordance with the laws of this state relating to primary and general elections insofar as the same are applicable. The county commission shall, without delay, canvass the votes cast at such local option election and certify the results thereof to the racing commission.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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