If there is an issue that you think should become a law, you don’t have to wait until your state legislature agrees with you. You can let the voters decide by filing a ballot initiative. Your direct action can qualify your measure to be on the ballot in the next statewide election.
Last updated on: September 15, 2020
At this point in time, you cannot file a ballot initiative in West Virginia. West Virginia does not currently have a statewide Initiative Process. However, the state gave initiative rights to specific local jurisdictions in 1917. This means that some municipalities can amend and create charters. Check with your local government for more details.
You can read how more about how amendments make their way to the ballot in West Virginia.