- .The Morgantown City Council Election is Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
Monongalia County Clerk
The Monongalia County Clerk maintains the registration of all voters in the City of Morgantown and Monongalia County as outlined under State Code. Citizens residing within Morgantown's city limits must follow the same registration process for voting in Municipal Elections as with state and federal elections conducted by the county.
To check the status of your voter's registration, or to register to vote, please contact the Voter Registration Office at the Monongalia County Courthouse at 304-291-7230; located at:
243 High Street
Morgantown, WV 26505
Morgantown's General Municipal Elections for city council are held on the last Tuesday of April in odd years. The polls will open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. on Election Day, per state code.
During each Municipal Election, all seven council seats are up for re-election and council members are elected at large to serve a two year term from July 1, to June 30, of the given term. Candidates wishing to run for city council must be qualified voters, and must reside in the ward in which they are seeking office. In accordance with the City Charter, the council selects from amongst themselves who will serve as Mayor and Deputy Mayor for a one year term, July 1 of the current year, through June 30 of the next year. The offices of Mayor and Deputy Mayor are ceremonial roles and serve as head(s) of the Regular and Committee of the Whole meetings of council. Additionally, the Charter states that council act exclusively as a body on all matters pending before them.
Early Voting is from Wednesday, April 17, 2019 to Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Morgantown City Hall Lobby and at the Northside Fire Station.
Residents who will be absent from the City, out of the country, confined to home, in the hospital, health care facility, or traveling on Election Day can apply for Absentee Voting.
You can read more about Absentee Voting on the WV Secretary of State's website.
Guidelines for the utilization of political campaign signs within Morgantown's City Limits can be found in the Political Sign Regulations (PDF).
Note: Polling places are based on a resident's precinct, not by ward. You can see your precinct on your Voter Registration Card. If you need help finding your precinct, call the City Clerk's Office at 304-284-7434.
The 2019 City Election Candidate Packet is now available.
**Please be aware that the current Candidate Packet does not contain the West Virginia Write-In Candidate's Certificate of Announcement. We are awaiting the updated form from the West Virginia Secretary of State's office. Once the form is available we will update the packet and this page. So, please check back soon.**
- 2019 Morgantown City Election Candidate Packet (PDF)
- 2019 Write-In Candidate Certificate of Announcement (PDF)