Election Information

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

Morgantown’s General Municipal Elections for City Council are held on the last Tuesday of April in odd years. The last Municipal Election was held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

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.

The next Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

 

2013 MUNICIPAL ELECTION RESULTS 

Verified elected Councilors for the 2013 Municipal Election are listed by ward.

Download the Official 2013 Municipal Election Results.

For more information on how you can contact your local council person or the candidates, visit the City Council page.

2013-2015 City Council Ward
Ron Bane, Incumbent, uncontested 1
Bill Kawecki 2
Wes Nugent, Incumbent, uncontested 3
Jenny Selin, Incumbent 4
Marti Shamberger, Incumbent 5
Mike Fike 6
Nancy Ganz 7

 

 

2013 MUNICIPAL ELECTION TIMELINE

The 2013 Municipal Election Timeline has elapsed for this election season. It will be refreshed in 2015 with appropriate dates pertaining to the next election. It has been left as a reference for how the events will  similarly proceed  during the next election cycle.

  • February 26, 2013: Deadline for candidate withdrawal
  • March 5, 2013: Drawing for positions on the ballot conducted at City Hall/Council Chambers at 9:00 a.m.
  • March 19, 2013 Last day for write-in candidates to file a certificate of announcement
  • April 9, 2013: Last day to Register to vote
  • April 11, 2013: First Campaign Report due in City Clerk’s Office
  • April 16, 2013 – April 27, 2013: Early Voting begins  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Open two Saturdays April 20th and 27th
  • April 25, 2013: Deadline for Absentee Voting applications and ballots
  • April 30, 2013: Election Day- Polls open at 6:30 a.m., close at 7:30 p.m.
  • May 6, 2013: Canvassing of Election in City Hall Council Chambers, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • May 19, 2013: Final Campaign Report Due in City Clerk’s Office

 

SAMPLE BALLOT FOR THE ELECTION

The Sample Ballot shows voters exactly what appeared on their Official Ballot when voting on Election Day 2013. A PDF File has also been made available to the public in the link below:

Download: Sample Ballot PDF

 

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 were due to the City of Morgantown by April 25, 2013.

Remit to: City Clerk’s Office, 389 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV 26505 

 

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 AND BOUNDARIES

The map below can be viewed for illustrative purposes, denoting Morgantown City Limit ward, boundary and precinct information. Click here for a Ward & Boundary Interactive Google Map of these same ward boundary lines.

Click the picture to open a PDF of the map. Right-click the picture to download.

 

POLLING PLACES

The following is a list of Polling Places for City Precincts in the 2013 Municipal Election:

(Polling locations may vary in 2015)

FIRST WARD
01 Church of God – 664 Madigan Avenue
02 Central Fire Station – 228 South High Street

SECOND WARD
04 MHS – Auditorium Lobby – 109 Wilson Avenue
06 MHS – Auditorium Lobby – 109 Wilson Avenue

THIRD WARD
10 Wiles Hill Senior Community Center-287 Eureka Drive
16 Wiles Hill Senior Community Center-287 Eureka Drive

FOURTH WARD
20 Seneca Center- 709 Beechurst Avenue
21 Monongalia Co. Health Dept. – 453 Van Voorhis Road.(Auditorium)
26 Suncrest Middle School – 360 Baldwin Street (Band Room)

FIFTH WARD
13 First Presbyterian Church – 456 Spruce Street
14 First Presbyterian Church – 456 Spruce Street
15 First Presbyterian Church – 456 Spruce Street

(Precinct 15 Former Location was Woodburn Elementary School)

SIXTH WARD    
08 MHS – Auditorium Lobby – 109 Wilson Avenue
30 Sabraton Baptist Church – 1641 Sabraton Avenue

SEVENTH WARD
23 St. Mary’s Catholic Church – 3344 University Avenue
27 St. Mary’s Catholic Church – 3344 University Avenue
90 St. Mary’s Catholic Church – 3344 University Avenue

(Precicncts 23 & 27 Former Location was Calvary Baptist Church)

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

~AN 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 was Tuesday, April 9th. 2013.

To Check the status of your voter’s registration, or to register to vote, please contact the Voter Regisrtation Office at the Monongalia County Courthouse at (304) 291-7238; located at 243 High Street, Morgantown, WV 26505.