Shepherdstown's Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, June 7. The polling location is Town Hall, 104 North King Street, Shepherdstown, WV. The polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. To be eligible to vote in this election, you must be a registered voter residing within the corporate limits of Shepherdstown. For questions regarding the election, contact Amy Boyd, Town Clerk, at 304-876-2398.
To vote for one or both write-in candidates, please write their name and office on the front of the ballot. For more information on write-in candidate voting on paper ballots see the link below.
Persons wishing to comment can do so at the January 12, 2021 Town Council Meeting via the Zoom link provided above. Written comments can be sent to Mayor Jim Auxer at email@example.com and must be received by 6:15 p.m. January 12, 2021.
To the Shepherdstown Community:
At the September 8 Town Council meeting, the Shepherdstown Town Council unanimously adopted the following motion relating to Halloween/Trick or Treating related activities:
"The Town Council does not endorse any Halloween events and discourages any Halloween related activities including town-wide Trick or Treating and BooFest based upon Covid-19 safety concerns. "
This decision applies within the corporate limits of Shepherdstown.
The Shepherdstown Town Council made the decision to discourage and not endorse Halloween activities very thoughtfully. This decision regarding one of Shepherdstown’s premier events was difficult but health and safety must be our #1 priority.
As a result of Governor Justice's executive order, Shepherdstown's June 2 Municipal Election has been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
The election is for the positions of Mayor, Recorder and five Town Council Members. Sample Ballot
Shepherdstown Town Hall
104 North King Street
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
June 30 is the deadline to register to vote in the municipal election. For more information about registering to vote, contact the Jefferson County Voter Registration Office at 304-728-3246 or go online to http://www.jeffersoncountywv.org/find-it-fast/voter-registration-elections . To be eligible to vote in the municipal election, you must a registered voter residing within the corporate limits of Shepherdstown. To verify if you reside within the corporate limits, call the Town Clerk at 304-876-2398.
Voting by Absentee Ballot:
July 15 is the deadline for Town Hall to receive all Absentee Ballot Applications The application must be completed in the applicant's own handwriting (not typed). See application for complete details. The application can be mailed to P.O. Box 248, Shepherdstown, WV, 25443, faxed to 304-876-1473, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org .
June 5 - July 16 - Absentee ballots are mailed to voters who submitted an application.
An absentee ballot is considered received in a timely manner:
- If it is received by mail no later than the close of polls on election day.
- If postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service with a date on or before the date of the election;
- If it is received before the beginning of the canvass;
- If it is not postmarked and received by mail no later than the day after the election; or
- If it is received by hand delivery to the recorder no later than the day before the election (note: no person may hand-deliver more than two ballots)
July 8 - 18 - Early Voting takes place at the Shepherdstown Town Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and the last two Saturday's (July 11 and 18) before the election from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A voter does not have to provide a reason for voting during this time. The voter does not complete an application for early voting in person.
The Voter ID requirements can be found online here: https://sos.wv.gov/elections/Pages/BeReg.aspx
With the Governor's announcements of allowing the rollout of the reopening of businesses in West Virginia, the Town and a task force of stakeholders initiated a campaign to set the tone of Respect, Protect and Appreciation for our visitors to wear masks and do social distancing to make our community a safer one. This campaign includes a Town Resolution, a series of posters to be placed prominently around town and a social media marketing campaign to be implemented by the Shepherdstown Visitors Center.
As a result of Governor Justice's executive order, Shepherdstown's June 2 Municipal Election has been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Applications for absentee ballots will be mailed to all registered voters or you can click here to get your application now. The application must be completed in the applicant's own handwriting (not typed). See application for complete details. The application can be mailed to P.O. Box 248, Shepherdstown, WV, 25443, faxed to 304-876-1473, or emailed to email@example.com . The deadline to return the application is July 15, 2020. Voters who request an absentee ballot will have them mailed to them beginning June 5. Contact Amy L. Boyd, Town Clerk, at 304-876-2398 for further information.
The boil water advisory has been lifted. Please contact the Shepherdstown Water Plant at 304-876-2394 if you have any questions. Thank you for your patience.
9:20 a.m. 11/20/2022
The water leak has been repaired. Until further notice, a boil water advisory is in effect for customers who experienced a loss of water service. Boil water for one minute prior to consuming or brushing teeth. If your water is cloudy, run the water until it clears. For further information, contact the Shepherdstown Water Plant at 304-876-2394. Thank you for your patience!
5:03 p.m. Crews continue to work on repairing the water leak. Customers may lose water service. If this occurs, once service is reinstated, a boil water advisory will be in place until further notice. Boil water one minute prior to consuming or brushing teeth. The boil water advisory only applies to customers that lose water service. Updates will be provided as they are received. For further information, contact the Shepherdstown Water Plant at 304-876-2394.
The Shepherdstown Public Works Department is currently working on a water leak on Rt. 45. The timeframe for the repair is unknown at this time. Updates will be provided as they are received. If you have any questions, please contact the Shepherdstown Water Plant at 304-876-2394.
Meter Parking enforcement will be suspended from Monday, November 28, 2022, thru Monday, January 2, 2023. Stickers will be placed on parking meters advising of free parking during the holidays. All other parking regulations will continue to be enforced including residential parking restrictions. Have a safe and happy holiday. Corporation of Shepherdstown.
The Shepherdstown Town Hall does not accept applications for absentee ballots for the November 8 General Election. Applications must be sent to the Jefferson County Voter Registration Office. If sending by mail, send to Jefferson County Voter Registration, 100 East Washington, Charles Town, WV 25414. If sending by email, send to firstname.lastname@example.org .
For further information, please call 304-728-3248.
Click here to view the Shepherdstown Market House Use results.
Take the Shepherdstown Market House Use survey here.
All businesses operating within the corporate limits of Shepherdstown must complete a business license application. Click here for the application. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Boyd, Town Clerk, at 304-876-2398 or email@example.com .
The Corporation of Shepherdstown is inviting bids to be submitted to Town Hall, 104 North King Street, Shepherdstown, WV, until September 2, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. for the development of a walking path/trail within Cullison Park, located on North Mill Street, in Shepherdstown WV. The preferred material is FlexiPave, or a comparable product. Bids must include all costs, including trucking of all needed material and equipment, mobilization, clean-up, material for base and surface layers of the trail, installation, and any other expenses. The trail will cover approximately 760 linear feet (depending on final placement considerations), with a 4-foot width, around the perimeter of the park. A business license and proof of insurance will be required of the successful bidder. Bidders are encouraged to arrange a site visit prior to submitting a bid; contact Amy Boyd, Town Clerk at (304) 876-2398.
COVID RELIEF RENT / UTILITY ASSISTANCE FOR SHEPHERDSTOWN RESIDENTS Low-to-moderate-income households who live within the Corporation of Shepherdstown and experienced or are experiencing economic hardship due to COVID may be eligible for immediate financial assistance with mortgage, rent and/or utilities. Assistance will be provided based on demonstrated need, the availability of funds, and documented eligibility for assistance, including income and residency requirements. Proof of residency within the corporate limits of Shepherdstown will be required. Requests for assistance are now being processed, and Corporation of Shepherdstown residents requesting assistance should contact Siobhan Bertone 304-267-8837 ext. 10 at the Martinsburg Office of Catholic Charities.