SB32 HFAT SHOTT 2-5
Delegate Shott moves to amend the title to read as follows:
Eng. S. B. 32- - A BILL to amend and reenact §3-5-11, §3-5-18 and §3-5-19 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to withdrawal of candidates for office and filling vacancies; requiring the Secretary of State to create a notarized statement of withdrawal form; setting certain deadlines for filing of notarized statement of withdrawal form in order to withdraw as a candidate and to have one’s name removed from ballot; setting deadline for when the Secretary of State shall certify names of general election candidates to counties; requiring the certification of names of candidates that are the nominee of the party following the filling of a vacancy; prohibiting certification of names of candidates who timely filed a notarized statement of withdrawal; clarifying the process for determining if candidate is disqualified; designating the proper filing officer; removing State Election Commission from the process of voluntary withdrawal of candidates; authorizing executive committee to replace candidate who files a timely notarized statement of withdrawal and whose name would have otherwise appeared on the general election ballot; and setting and adjusting certain deadlines.