The Morgantown City Council Election is Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
Register to Vote
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.
Residents of Monongalia County register to vote at the Monongalia County Clerk's office located at 243 High Street, Morgantown, WV 26505. The County Clerk’s office telephone number is 304-291-7230. However, residents may also register to vote online by clicking the link below.
- Register to vote / update voter registration online
- Click here to see if you are registered to vote.
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.
Any registered voter within Morgantown City limits is eligible for early voting. There is no early voting on Sunday.
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, or you may obtain your precinct by clicking on the link below.
Determine my precinct. It is important to note that this link will provide the precinct, but the polling place listed is for the County election, not the Municipal election. The polls will open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. on Election Day, per state code.
List of Candidates
How Do I Vote for a Write-In Candidate?
Learn how to vote for a write-in candidate here.
The 2021 City Election Candidate Packet is not yet available. Check back soon!
Questions? Contact the City Clerk's office at 304-284-7434 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.