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West Virginia County Sheriff Term Limit Amendment, Amendment 1 (2012)

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Amendment 1
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Article IX, Section 3
Referred by:West Virginia State Legislature
Topic:Term limits
Status:Defeatedd
A West Virginia County Sheriff Term Limit Amendment, Amendment 1, was on the November 6, 2012 statewide ballot in West Virginia as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure proposed ending term limits for county sheriffs. Currently, sheriffs were limited two consecutive terms.[1]

Election results

See also: 2012 ballot measure election results
West Virginia Amendment 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No292,57551.91%
Yes 271,067 48.09%

Official results via West Virginia Secretary of State's website.

Text of measure

The official ballot text read as follows:[2]

No. 1

Repeal The Two Consecutive Term Limitation for Sheriffs Amendment

To repeal section three, article IX of the State Constitution which provides that a person who has been elected or who has served as a sheriff during all or any part of two consecutive terms shall be ineligible for the office of sheriff during any part of the term immediately following the second of the two consecutive terms, and that the person holding the office of sheriff when this section is ratified shall not be prevented from holding the office of sheriff during the term immediately following the term he is serving.

[ ] For the Amendment

[ ] Against the Amendment

Support

No formal support was identified.

Opposition

No formal opposition was identified.

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the West Virginia Constitution

A two-thirds vote in both chambers of the West Virginia State Legislature is required to refer an amendment to the ballot.

The bill was introduced to the West Virginia State Legislature on February 2. On February 25 the Senate voted in approval of the proposed measure. The proposal was approved by House on March 10, 2011.[3]

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