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West Virginia Election Administration
Chief Election Official(s): Secretary of State (View Website)
Election/Appointment Process:
Partisan Election
Responsibilities:
  • Prescribes voter registration forms
  • Determines ballot eligibility of parties
  • Approves new voting systems/ devices
  • Advertises statewide ballot questions
  • Prepares election calendar
Secondary Official(s): 55 County Commissions
Election/Appointment Process: Elected for six year terms.
Responsibilities:
  • Canvasses election returns
  • Handles recounts
Current Official(s): Betty Ireland
Public Office Experience:
At-Large Representative, Charleston City Council, 1987-1991
Reelection/Reappointment Date:
2008
Contact Information: Hon. Betty Ireland
Secretary of State
Building 1, Suite-157K
1900 Kanawha Blvd., E.
Charleston, WV 25305
(304) 558-6000
Fax (304) 558-0900
wvsos@wvsos.com

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