Berkeley County General Election Ballot Issues

In addition to the four proposed amendments to the West Virginia Constitution on the 2022 General Election ballot, there also will be a school bond ballot issue, just for Berkeley County voters.

 

There will be a $124,490.00 school bond vote on behalf of school construction in Berkeley County, which, if approved, will be in addition to the annual Berkeley County school operating budget.  Details of that school construction proposal will be printed on the ballot.
 

Previously, all school bond approval elections were scheduled on obscure election dates, usually on a
Saturday,  causing lack of election information for voters, and consequentially resulting in low voter participation (as low as 8% of registered voters).

However, former West Virginia Delegate Larry D. Kump previously proposed legislation to require that these elections always be scheduled on established Primary or General Election dates.
 
In 2022, the West Virginia State Legislature finally passed and the Governor signed HB4353 (Voter Turnout Act) into law, which now requires that these special elections always be scheduled on regular Primary or General Election dates.