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.