The Five Magisterial Districts of Morgan County

Last week, we covered Morgan County’s thirteen voting precincts.

Today, we cover Morgan County’s five magisterial districts.

West Virginia is only one of two states – the other being Virginia – that have magisterial districts as civil subdivisions within the counties. 

The five magisterial districts in Morgan County are:

Magisterial District 1–  West (voting precincts 6, 13 and 18),

Magisterial District 2 – Central (voting precincts 4, 5, 7 and 21) 

Magisterial District 3 – East (voting precincts 1 and 23)

Magisterial District 4 – North (voting precincts 2 and 8)

Magisterial District 5 – South (voting precincts 24 and 25)

Morgan County has three County Commissioners – Bill Clark, Joel Tuttle and Sean Forney.

No two county commissioners can be from the same magisterial district. 

Clark is from District 4, Tuttle is from District 2 and Forney is from District 3.

When Clark is up for election in 2022, candidates cannot come from District 2 or 3 – because if they win, there would be two county commissioners from that district. 

In 2022, only candidates from Districts 1, 4 and 5 can run for county commissioner.

If Clark wins – and he will be the favorite going in – then in 2024 when Forney is up for re-election, only candidates from Districts 1, 3 and 5 can run. 

Tuttle is up for re-election in 2026.

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