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<h2 style="margin:0; background:#E0F2F7; font-size:180%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; text-align:center; color: black; padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><br>'''Welcome to West Virginia on Ballotpedia!'''<br><br></h2><br>
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<p align="justify">''Located in the Southern region of the United States, the state of West Virginia is bordered by Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Nicknamed “the Mountain state,” West Virginia was the 35th state admitted to the Union in 1863. In addition to being one of the key Civil War border states, today West Virginia is know for its mountains, diverse terrain and coal mining. West Virginia’s capital and largest city is the City of Charleston. Currently, there are two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of 3 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 34 members of the West Virginia State Senate and 100 members of the West Virginia House of Representatives. As of September 2013, West Virginia is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas.''</p></td></tr>
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'''West Virginia''' is a state in the Appalachia region of the United States of America. West Virginia broke away from [[Virginia]] during the American Civil War and was admitted to the Union as a separate state on June 20, 1863 (an anniversary now celebrated as West Virginia Day in the state). It is the only state formed as a direct result of the American Civil War. It is one of only two states to form by seceding from a pre-existing state, the other being Vermont.
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The Census Bureau considers West Virginia part of the South because much of the state is below the Mason-Dixon Line, despite its northern panhandle extending into Pennsylvania and Ohio as far north on parallel to Staten Island, [[New York]]. Many citizens of West Virginia claim they are part of Appalachia, rather than the Mid-Atlantic or the South, while the state's Northern Panhandle, and North-Central region feel an affinity for Pittsburgh, [[Pennsylvania]]. Also, those in the Eastern Panhandle feel a connection with the Washington, D.C. suburbs in Maryland and Virginia, and southern West Virginians often consider themselves Southerners. Finally, the towns and farms along the mid-[[Ohio]] River have an appearance and culture somewhat resembling the Midwest[citation needed]. For these reasons, West Virginia can be noted as the southernmost Northeastern state, the northernmost Southeastern state, the easternmost Midwestern state as well as the westernmost Eastern state. The capital and largest city is Charleston.
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The state is noted for its great natural beauty, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its labor history. It is also well known as a tourist destination for those people interested in outdoor activities such as skiing, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, fishing, hiking, and hunting.
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<center> • [[Tuesday Count|The Tuesday Count]] • [[Pension Hotspots Report|Pension Hotspots]] <br><br> • [[Executive Summary|The Executive Summary]] • [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States|Who Runs the States]] <br><br> • [[State Legislative Tracker|The State Legislative Tracker]]  <br><br> • [[Ballotpedia's Competitiveness Analysis of state legislative elections|Competitiveness Analysis of state legislative elections]] <br><br> • [[Ballot access requirements for political candidates in West Virginia|Ballot access for candidates]]</center></h2>
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==Initiative, Referendum and Recall==  
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<td><center>''[[West Virginia elections, 2013|No regularly scheduled elections in West Virginia.]]<br/>Exceptions include special elections.<br/><hr>'''[[Portal:Elections|Find current U.S. election news and links here]].'''''</center></td></tr></table>
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===Statewide===
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* [[Laws governing direct democracy in West Virginia]]
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* [[History of direct democracy in West Virginia]]
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* [http://disclosure.law.ucla.edu/statequery.asp Campaign Disclosure Project]
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* [http://www.wvsos.com/elections/publications/cflaws.pdf Campaign Finance Laws]
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===Counties===
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* [[WV Barbour|Barbour]], [[WV Berkeley|Berkeley]], [[WV Boone|Boone]], [[WV Braxton|Braxton]], [[WV Brooke|Brooke]], [[WV Cabell|Cabell]], [[WV Calhoun|Calhoun]], [[WV Clay|Clay]], [[WV Doddridge|Doddridge]], [[WV Fayette|Fayette]], [[WV Gilmer|Gilmer]], [[WV Grant|Grant]], [[WV Greenbrier|Greenbrier]],[[WV Hampshire| Hampshire]], [[WV Hancock|Hancock]], [[WV Hardy|Hardy]], [[WV Harrison|Harrison]], [[WV Jackson|Jackson]], [[WV Jefferson|Jefferson]], [[WV Kanawha|Kanawha]], [[WV Lewis|Lewis]], [[WV Lincoln|Lincoln]], [[WV Logan|Logan]], [[WV McDowell|McDowell]], [[WV Marion|Marion]], [[WV Marshall|Marshall]], [[WV Mason|Mason]], [[WV Mercer|Mercer]], [[WV Mineral|Mineral]], [[WV Mingo|Mingo]], [[WV Monongalia|Monongalia]], [[WV Monroe|Monroe]], [[WV Morgan|Morgan]], [[WV Nicholas|Nicholas]], [[WV Ohio|Ohio]], [[WV Pendleton|Pendleton]], [[WV Pleasants|Pleasants]], [[WV Pocahontas|Pocahontas]], [[WV Preston|Preston]], [[WV Putnam|Putnam]], [[WV Raleigh|Raleigh]], [[WV Randolph|Randolph]], [[WV Ritchie|Ritchie]], [[WV Roane|Roane]], [[WV Summers|Summers]], [[WV Taylor|Taylor]], [[WV Tucker|Tucker]], [[WV Tyler|Tyler]], [[WV Upshur|Upshur]], [[WV Wayne|Wayne]], [[WV Webster|Webster]], [[WV Wetzel|Wetzel]], [[WV Wirt|Wirt]], [[WV Wood|Wood]], [[WV Wyoming|Wyoming]]
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<td><center>• [[Voting in West Virginia|Important voting information]] <br>•  [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting]] •  [[Early voting#Early voting|Early voting]] •  [[State Blue Books|Blue Book]] <br> • [[Redistricting in West Virginia|Redistricting]] •  [[West Virginia vote fraud|Vote fraud]] <hr>''For more information on voting in West Virginia,'' '''''[[Voting in West Virginia|<br>click here]].'''''<br></center></td></tr></table>
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{{Election links
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* [http://wv.gov West Virginia's Official Site]
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<h2 style="margin:0; background:#0047AB; font-size:150%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; text-align:center; color:white; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''National politics in West Virginia'''</h2><br>
  
===Key Government Officials===
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* [[Joe Manchin III]]
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* [[Darrell V. McGraw, Jr.]]
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* [[Betty Ireland]]
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* [[West Virginia Secretary of State]]
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<center>[[West Virginia state budget|State budget]] • [[West Virginia public pensions|Public pensions]] • [[West Virginia Constitution|State Constitution]] • [[West Virginia Supreme Court|State Supreme Court]] <br>• [[Laws governing ballot measures in West Virginia|Laws governing ballot measures]] • [[Laws governing recall]] <br>• [[Laws governing local ballot measures in West Virginia|Laws governing local measures]] • [[Laws governing direct democracy in West Virginia|Laws governing direct democracy]] <br>• [[West Virginia signature requirements|Signature requirements]] • [[History of direct democracy in West Virginia|History of direct democracy]] <br>• [[Public financing of campaigns#West Virginia|Public Financing of Campaigns]] • [[Campaign finance requirements for West Virginia ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]<br><br></center>
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<td><center><br>• [[Governor of West Virginia|Governor]]• [[Lieutenant Governor of West Virginia|Lieutenant Governor]]<br>
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• [[West Virginia Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[West Virginia Attorney General|Attorney General]] • [[West Virginia Treasurer|Treasurer]]<br>
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• [[West Virginia State Auditor|State Auditor]] • [[West Virginia Superintendent of Schools|Superintendent of Schools]] <br>
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• [[West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture|Commissioner of Agriculture]] • [[West Virginia Commissioner of Labor|Commissioner of Labor]]<br>
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• [[West Virginia Commissioner of Insurance|Commissioner of Insurance]] • [[West Virginia Director of Natural Resources|Director of Natural Resources]]<br>
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• [[West Virginia Chairman of Public Service Commission|Chairman of Public Service Commission]]<br><br><hr><br> [[File:Verified.png|20px]] [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, West Virginia|Results for West Virginia, ''Who Runs the States'' report]]<br><br></center></td></tr></table>
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<td><center><br>• [[West Virginia State Legislature]]<br>• [[West Virginia House of Delegates]] • [[West Virginia State Senate]]<br>• [[West Virginia Legislative Auditor]] <br><br></center></td></tr></table>
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<p align="justify">''The structure of the '''West Virginia judicial system''' is laid out in [[Article IV, West Virginia Constitution|Article IV]] of the state constitution. There are five state level courts: the {{JP|Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia}}, the {{JP|West Virginia Circuit Courts}}, the {{JP|West Virginia Family Courts}}, the {{JP|West Virginia Magistrate Courts}} and the {{JP|West Virginia Municipal Courts}}.''</p>
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Located in the Southern region of the United States, the state of West Virginia is bordered by Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Nicknamed “the Mountain state,” West Virginia was the 35th state admitted to the Union in 1863. In addition to being one of the key Civil War border states, today West Virginia is know for its mountains, diverse terrain and coal mining. West Virginia’s capital and largest city is the City of Charleston. Currently, there are two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of 3 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 34 members of the West Virginia State Senate and 100 members of the West Virginia House of Representatives. As of September 2013, West Virginia is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas.

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Jay Rockefeller
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, West Virginia 1985January 3, 2015 November 4, 2014LinkJennings Randolph (D)
Joe Manchin III
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, West Virginia 2010January 3, 2019November 2018LinkCarte Goodwin (D)


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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
David McKinley
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkAlan Mollohan (D)
Nick Rahall
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Democratic PartyDistrict 3 1993January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkBob Wise (D)
Shelley Moore Capito
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 2001January 3, 2015LinkBob Wise (D)


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The structure of the West Virginia judicial system is laid out in Article IV of the state constitution. There are five state level courts: the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the West Virginia Circuit Courts, the West Virginia Family Courts, the West Virginia Magistrate Courts and the West Virginia Municipal Courts.


The federal court system is made up of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, the Northern District of West Virginia Bankruptcy Court and the Southern District of West Virginia Bankruptcy Court. Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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West Virginia
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The Mountain State
Capital:   Charleston
Motto:   Mountaineers are always free
Population:   1.85 million
Area of state:   24,230 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1863
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