Voter Information

The next Morgantown City Council Election is Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

The voter registration deadline is April 6, 2021.

If you have any questions about the upcoming municipal election, please contact the Morgantown City Clerk's office at 304-284-7434.

COVID-19 Safety Information


In order to promote safe distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 the City of Morgantown has prepared a printable nomination form which registered voters may use to nominate candidates for the upcoming 2021 City Council election. City residents can print and complete this form themselves and send it to the candidate they are nominating by email or mail – no in-person contact with others required. Instructions are included on the form.

Printable Nomination Form - 2021 CoM Election (PDF)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tips that voters can take to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and minimize their risk of contracting the virus. Learn more about the CDC tips here.

Referendum on City Council Terms of Office


Included on the ballot in the 2021 City of Morgantown Municipal Election is a referendum on changing the terms of office for council members. 

The referendum will ask voters if they are in favor of changing city council terms from 2-year concurrent terms to 4-year staggered terms. Some of the benefits of a staggered four-year term are that it promotes stability, is consistent with West Virginia’s larger cities, and elections are still held every two years, sometimes electing a majority of city council. For more information on this referendum click here.


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. 

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


Any registered voter within Morgantown city limits is eligible for early voting. Early voting is April 14-24, 2021 at the following locations (view a map of these locations here):

  • Northside Fire Station - 1000 Van Voorhis Rd.
    • Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Morgantown City Hall - 389 Spruce St.
    • Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    • Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Absentee Voting


Registered Voters in the City of Morgantown who will be out of town during the period of Early Voting through Election Day or who are confined to their homes on Election Day and the entirety of the early voting period may apply for an absentee ballot no later than April 21, 2021. Ballots are to be returned by mail and must be postmarked by the date of the election, April 27, 2021. Military and Overseas Voters may take advantage of the online ballot delivery system by applying for an online absentee ballot using the separate Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).

If you fear voting in person due to the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may apply for an absentee ballot using the standard application. Under Section A you should check the first box for "illness which keeps me confined".

You may submit your application by mail, email, or fax. All applications must be signed in the handwriting of the voter. Electronic signatures are not valid. Each voter must submit a separate application. It is not a requirement to submit an ID when applying for an absentee ballot. Applications should be mailed to: 389 Spruce Street Morgantown, WV 26505, faxed to 304-284-1525, or emailed to the Morgantown City Clerk at cwade@morgantownwv.gov. Your ballot will be mailed through the United States Postal Service once your signed application is received in the City Clerk's office.

Once you submit your absentee application you can track your absentee ballot here.

Polling Places


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. 

Volunteer


The City Clerk's office is seeking poll workers to help with the 2021 Municipal Election. If you're interesting in volunteering, please fill out the form on our website by clicking here.

How to Vote for a Write-In Candidate

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