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§11-8-17. Special levy elections; notices; election officers; conduct of election; supplies; canvass of returns; form of ballot.

(a) The local levying body shall publish a notice, calling the 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 territory in which the election is held. Such notice shall be so published within fourteen consecutive days next preceding the election.

(b) All the provisions of the law concerning general elections shall apply so far as they are practicable, except as follows: (1) Where a special election is held, the local levying body, having due regard to the minimum expense involved, shall determine the number of election officials necessary to properly conduct said election, which number shall in no case be less than three commissioners and two clerks, and shall appoint the same and fix and pay their compensation, but otherwise the election officials shall be such as are appointed to serve with respect to the general election held at the same time.

(2) The local levying body shall provide the election supplies necessary for such election and shall canvass the returns thereof: Provided, That the county commission is the board of canvassers to canvass the returns of levy elections called by the board of education.

(c) A separate ballot shall be used at a levy election held in connection with any other election. The ballot shall be entitled: "Special election to authorize additional levies for the year(s) ____________ and for the purpose of _____________ according to the order of the __________________ entered on the ______ day of ________________."

The additional levy shall be on Class I property __________ cents; on Class II property ______________ cents; on Class III property (if any) ______________ cents; on Class IV property (if any) _____________ cents.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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