Early voting made its Ohio debut in 2008, but according to a recent report, the extra days have not resulted in more ballots being cast.
Turnout statewide in 2008 was just one percent higher than in 2004 when there was no early voting. In 2012, the year when Ohioans arguably had the most access to early voting, turnout was actually lower than in 2004. Muskingum County Board of Elections Director Chris Hamill said the change also hasn't seemed to boost turnout locally.
Today the Muskingum County Board of Elections certified the May Primary Election.
In addition to the count on election night, 106 provisional ballots were counted today.
"A provisional ballot is a person who has moved within the county or has moved from one county to another," said Chris Hamill, Director of the Board of Elections. "Those are not counted until we actually check to make sure the voter did not vote in their old precinct."
The May Primary Election is Tuesday May 6th and the board of elections is busy preparing for voters.
The polls open at 6:30AM and close at 7:30PM. There are five different ballot styles to choose from; democrat, republican, green, libertarian, as well as issues only.
" Please make sure you have current address and name identification with you. And if you do not know which ballot you would like to receive, please preview the sample ballots which will be posted at...
Ohioans continue to cast their ballots as the primary election nears.
Secretary of State Jon Husted said that nearly 122,000 Ohioans have taken advantage of the early voting period, which began April 1.
Statewide this election features same party candidate contests, along with statewide ballot issues and about 600 local issues. Before you come to the polls the Muskingum County Board of Elections Director said there are five different ballot types, Republican, Democrat, Issues...
Your chance to cast your ballot for the May primary election begins Tuesday.
The Board of Elections will hold extended hours so those interested in casting their ballots early or registering to vote can do so. To make the elections uniform across the state Boards of Elections will open their doors at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. In Muskingum County voters will see several contested races.
"There are some state races," said Board of Elections Director Chris Hamill. "...
Early voting for the May primary starts this Saturday for military and oversees voters. For other voters, you can cast your ballot early starting on April 1 and can do so by stopping by the Muskingum County Board of Elections.
"If you're wanting to vote for the two major parties, that's Democrat or Republican, and if you're wanting to vote for the minor parties, it's the Green or the Libertarians," said Chris Hamill, Director of the Muskingum County Board of ...
Members of the Muskingum County Board of Elections were sworn in Monday afternoon.
Muskingum County Judge Eric Martin swore in two new board members, Karen Vincent and Charles Klein, along with Muskingum County Board of Elections Director, Chris Hamill, and Deputy Director Teresa Howell.
"There's four board members and they are voted in a two year cycle," Hamill explained. "So there's one Republican and one Democrat voted, appointed back in and two years after that...
Officials in Ohio are concerned that decade old voting technology could be at risk for problems in upcoming election, but local election officials say so far so good.
Muskingum County Board of Elections Director, Chris Hamill says that her office purchased 279 Direct Recording Electronic voting machines in the spring of 2005. She says her office has yet to see significant problems.
"We actually have had very few complications with our voting machines. We do keep up with the...
Muskingum County Board of Elections Director, Chris Hamill, says those interested in running in the May 6 primary, need to get their papers into the board of elections by Feb. 5. Interested candidates can pick up petition forms up at their Seventh Street location.
"They'll have to come in and pick up petitions," said Hamill. "They'll circulate the petition and bring it back to our office."
Hamill says in the judges races, there are three...