§5-10-16. When and how political subdivision becomes participating
The state of West Virginia shall become a participating public
employer effective July one, one thousand nine hundred sixty-one.
Any other political subdivision may by a three-fifths vote of its
governing body, or by a majority vote of its electors, elect to
become a participating public employer and thereby include its
employees in the membership of the retirement system. It shall be
the duty of the clerk or secretary of each such political
subdivision electing to become a participating public employer to
certify the determination of the political subdivision to the board
of trustees within ten days from and after the vote of the
governing body or the canvass of votes upon such action.