The City of Morganton Municipal Board of Elections conducts the elections for the City government.
The Mayor and Council members are elected by nonpartisan election and runoff election method as provided in G.S. 163-290 (a) (4). Statute Search.
Elections are held every two years and the elections are held at the Collett Street Recreation Center.
Who can run for office?
Any registered voter who lives in the City can run for Mayor when the Mayor's seat is up for election. To seek election to represent Council District 1, 2, 3 or 4, a candidate must reside within the District.
Morganton residents can register, or change their address, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Morganton City Hall, located at 305 East Union Street, Suite A100, Morganton, and at the Burke County Board of Elections Office, located at 201 West Meeting Street, Morganton.
Residents can also register to vote at the Department of Motor Vehicles, public libraries and public assistance agencies.
The City of Morganton is divided into four voting districts. Any registered voter who lives in the City can run for Mayor when the Mayor’s seat is up for election. To seek election to represent Council District 1, 2, 3 or 4, a candidate must reside within the district.