WVC 3 - 5 - 12
§3-5-12. Official and sample ballots; color.
There shall be a separate ballot printed on different colored
paper for each political party participating in the primary
election and the ballot of no two parties may be of the same color
or tint. The Secretary of State shall select and determine the
color of the paper of the ballot of each of the parties, and shall
notify the clerk of the county commission of each county thereof,
at the time he or she certifies the names of the candidates of the
various parties to the clerk, as herein provided.
A different color of paper shall be selected and designated by
the Secretary of State for each party. The sample ballots of each
party shall be of a different color than the official ballot and of
a different color from one another. There shall be printed across
the face of such sample ballot in large letters the words "sample
ballot". No sample ballot shall be voted or counted in any
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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