§3-9-19. Violations concerning absent voters' ballots; penalties.
Any person who, having procured an absent voter's official
ballot or ballots, shall wilfully neglect or refuse to return the
same as provided in article three of this chapter, or who shall
otherwise wilfully violate any of the provisions of said article
three of this chapter, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on
conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than two hundred and
fifty dollars, or confined in the county jail for not more than
three months. If the clerk of the circuit court of any county, or
any member of the board of ballot commissioners, or any member of
the board of canvassers shall refuse or neglect to perform any of
the duties required of him by any of the provisions of articles
three, five and six of this chapter relating to voting by absentees
or shall disclose to any other person or persons how any absent
voter voted, he shall, in each instance, be guilty of a
misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more
than five hundred dollars, or confined in the county jail for not
more than six months.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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