Election Information

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

Morgantown’s General Municipal Elections for City Council are held on the last Tuesday of April in odd years. The next Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

A compilation of election materials for the 2015 election can be found here.

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.

 

ABSENTEE VOTING 

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.

Download: Absentee Voting Application 

You can read more about Absentee Voting on the WV Secretary of State’s website.

Completed Absentee Voting Application forms are due to the City of Morgantown by April 25, 2015. Click here for more information. 

 

POLITICAL SIGNS

Guidelines for the utilization of political campaign signs within Morgantown’s City Limits can be found in the following download:

Political Sign Regulations 

 

WARDS & BOUNDARIES

Click here for a Ward & Boundary Interactive Google Map of ward boundary lines. The following is a list of Polling Places for City Precincts in the 2015 Municipal Election:

FIRST WARD
01 Church of God – 664 Madigan Avenue

SECOND WARD
2A MHS – Auditorium Lobby – 109 Wilson Avenue
2B MHS – Auditorium Lobby – 109 Wilson Avenue

THIRD WARD
10 BOPARC Senior Community Center – 287 Eureka Drive
16 BOPARC Senior Community Center – 287 Eureka Drive

FOURTH WARD
26 CMA Church – 308 Elmhurst Dr.

FIFTH WARD
13 First Presbyterian Church – 456 Spruce St.

SIXTH WARD    
30 Sabraton Baptist Church – 1641 Sabraton Avenue

SEVENTH WARD
23 Suncrest United Methodist Church, 478 Van Voorhis Rd.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER ABOUT VOTER REGISTRATION

The Monongalia County Clerk maintains the registration of all voters in the City of Morgantown and the whole of 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.

The deadline to register to vote in time for the City Council Election is Tuesday, April 7th. 2015.

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) 291-7238; located at 243 High Street, Morgantown, WV 26505.