WEST virginia legislature
2019 Regular session
House Bill 2547
By Delegate Shott
[Passed March 5, 2019; in effect ninety days from passage.]
AN ACT to amend and reenact §3-9-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the election prohibition zone; amending the election prohibition zone from 300 feet to 100 feet.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 9. ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEMS.
If any person, not herein authorized so to do, enters or attempts to enter the election room, except upon a lawful errand and for a proper purpose, or remains within 100 feet of the outside entrance to the building housing the polling place, contrary to the provisions of this chapter, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, on conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $50 nor more than $500, or confined in the county jail for not more than 30 days.
Excepting those individuals provided for expressly in this or other sections of the code, only full-time employees of the Secretary of State's office or full-time employees of the respective county offices of the county clerk or the county prosecutor may enter or otherwise disturb the polling place.