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In 2020, city council approved adding a referendum on city council term limits to the 2021 election ballot. Currently, all seven city council seats serve two year terms and are all are up for election at the same time. In the 2021 election, voters will decide if city council term limits should be increased from two years to four year staggered terms. The purpose of extending the terms and making them staggered is to provide continuity and give council members the ability to see projects they undertake be completed.
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The next City of Morgantown Municipal Election is Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
In 2021, all seven city council seats are up for election. In 2021, voters will also vote to decide on extending city council term limits.
If you’re thinking of running for city council, you should first pick up a 2021 City Election Candidate Packet from the Morgantown City Clerk’s office. The Candidate Packets are available beginning Jan. 4, 2021 and tell you everything you need to know about running for office.
To run for city council, a nominating petition (found in the candidate packet) must be signed by 75 registered voters of the ward in which you reside. It is recommended that you try to obtain more than the required 75 signatures due to possible duplicate signatures. Once the signatures have been collected, the nominating form should be submitted to the Morgantown City Clerk’s office along with a Certificate of Announcement no later than Feb. 8, 2021.
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 can 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. Residents may also register to vote online by clicking the link below.
For additional information to help you answer questions regarding voter’s registration and voting procedures, visit the West Virginia Secretary of State’s website.
Early voting takes place from Wednesday, April 14, 2021 to Saturday, April 24, 2021 Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Morgantown City Hall Lobby, located at 389 Spruce St. or at the Northside Fire Station, located at 1000 Van Voorhis Rd. There is no early voting on Sunday.
The polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. on election day - April 27, 2021.
Polling Places for the 2021 Municipal Election will be posted soon.
Yes, if you are registered to vote in Monongalia County and are a city resident.
If you experience any issues at your polling place you should immediately contact the Morgantown City Clerk’s office at 304-284-7434.
Learn how to vote for a write-in candidate here.