WVC 3 - 5 - 18
§3-5-18. Disposition of certificates of results.
The certificates of the board of canvassers made pursuant to
the preceding section shall be by them disposed of as follows: One
of the certificates showing the votes received by each candidate of
each party for each office to be filled by the voters of a
political division greater than a county, including members of the
State Executive Committee, shall be filed with the Secretary of
State, and preserved in his or her office, and a copy thereof filed
in the office of the clerk of the county commission of the county
of such board, to be preserved by the clerk, and which shall be
open to public inspection; one certificate showing the votes
received by each candidate of each party for each office to be
filled by the voters of the county or magisterial district within
such county, including members of the county executive committee,
shall be filed with the clerk of the county commission, and
preserved in his or her office. If requested, the board of
canvassers shall furnish to the county chairman of each political
party a certificate showing the number of votes received by each of
the candidates of such party in the county or any magisterial
The Secretary of State shall certify, under the seal of the
state, to the clerk of the county commission of each county in
which a candidate is to be voted for, the name of the candidate of
each political party receiving the highest number of votes in the
political division in which he or she is a candidate, and who is entitled to have his or her name placed on the official ballot in
the general election as the nominee of the party for such office.
The Secretary of State shall also certify in the same manner the
names of all candidates nominated by political parties or by groups
of citizens, not constituting a political party, in any manner
provided for making such nominations in this chapter.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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