Election Information

Current Election

The next Morgantown City Council Election takes place on April 25, 2023

Election Overview

Morgantown's Municipal Election for city council is 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.

Council members are elected to serve a four-year term from July 1 to June 30 of the given term. The 2023 municipal election will determine council representatives for odd-numbered wards. The candidates for even-numbered wards shall be determined during the next municipal election in 2025.

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, which spans from 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. 

Voter Information

Register to vote, apply for an absentee ballot and find much more on our voter information page. If you have any questions, please contact the Morgantown City Clerk's office at 304-284-7434. 

Candidate Information

Are you interested in running for city council? Check out our Candidate Information page. It has all the necessary information to get your candidacy started.


The City Clerk's office is seeking poll workers to help with the 2023 Municipal Election. If you're interested in volunteering, please fill out the form on our website by clicking here.

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