Voter registration deadline draws near for May 14 primary

West Virginia residents have until Tuesday, April 23 to register to vote in the May 14 primary election, update their address or change their party affiliation.

Voter registration and changes can be made with the Morgan County Clerk’s office on the first floor of the county courthouse, or through the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office and website.

Early voting in the May 14 primary and non-partisan election begins on Wednesday, May 1 and runs through Saturday, May 11 at the Morgan County Clerk’s office.

May 8 is the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot in the primary election. That application can be found at the County Clerk’s office and on the Secretary of State’s website.

Absentee ballots may be hand-delivered to the County Clerk until May 13, or postmarked by May 14, the day of in-person voting in the primary.

During the May 14 primary, registered voters will select party nominees to represent their political party on the General Election ballot. Voters will also choose elected officials for non-partisan judicial offices, the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District and the Morgan County School Board.

The following offices will appear on the Morgan County ballot:

U.S. President

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd congressional district


Secretary of State

State Auditor

State Treasurer

Commissioner of Agriculture

Attorney General

West Virginia State Senate (15th district)

West Virginia House of Delegates (89th and 90th district)

Morgan County Sheriff

Morgan County Prosecuting Attorney

Morgan County Assessor

Morgan County Commissioner

The following races will be decided in the May 14 election:

Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals (Div. 1 & 2)

Intermediate Court of Appeals

Circuit Court 27th Judicial Circuit (Div. 1-5)

Family Court 23rd Judicial Circuit (Div. 1 & 2)

Morgan County Magistrate (Div. 1 & 2)

Morgan County Board of Education (2 seats).