West Virginia Legislature
2016 Regular Session
House Bill 2808
(By Delegates Overington, Hamrick, Waxman, Shott, McCuskey, Hicks, Gearheart, Miley, D. Evans and E. Nelson)
[Introduced January 13, 2016; referred to the
Committee on Government Organization.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §1‑2‑2c, relating to election of members of the House of Delegates in districts having more than one delegate; and providing that the delegates be elected from numbered divisions.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §1‑2‑2c, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. APPORTIONMENT OF REPRESENTATION.
§1‑2‑2c. Election by divisions in multimember districts.
For election purposes, beginning in 2016, in every delegate district having two or more delegates there shall be numbered divisions corresponding to the number of delegates in each district. Each delegate shall be elected at large from the entire district. In each numbered division of a delegate district, the candidates for nomination or election shall be voted upon and the votes cast for the candidates in each division shall be tallied separately from the votes cast for candidates in other numbered divisions within the district. The candidate receiving the highest number of the votes cast within a numbered division shall be nominated or elected, as the case may be.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide that members of the House of Delegates in districts having more than one delegate be elected from numbered divisions.
This section is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.