WVC 50 - 1 - 6
§50-1-6. Vacancy in office of magistrate.
Subject to the provisions of section one, article ten, chapter
three of this code, when a vacancy occurs in the office of
magistrate, the judge of the circuit court, or the chief judge
thereof if there is more than one judge of the circuit court, shall
fill the same by appointment.
At a nonpartisan judicial election in which a magistrate is
elected for an unexpired term, the circuit judge, or the chief
judge thereof if there is more than one judge of the circuit court,
shall cause a notice of such election to be published prior to such
election 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 such publication shall be the county
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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