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.
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 ...
The general election takes place a little over a month from Tuesday. The benchmark means that voters can now begin to cast their absentee ballots.
Secretary of State Jon Husted says that Boards of Elections will also mail out absentee ballots to voters who have already requested them. All other voters have until Saturday, November 2 at noon to request an absentee ballot by mail. They may do so by contacting their county board of elections.
Tuesday marks one week until the general election, but the Muskingum County Board of Elections will be open this weekend for those who want to vote absentee. The Board of Elections will open its doors from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, and will be open Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m..
"If you're wanting to vote early, this is your last chance that you will be able to do it, so since we have extended the hours it does make it easier for the voters." explained Director Chris...
Things are pretty quite at the Muskingum County Board of Elections.
Early voting is underway, but so far not many people have taken advantage of the option. Muskingum County Board of Elections Director Chris Hamill said only 1,000 absentee ballots have been requested.
"Within the county there are no races for the party affiliation and with the presidential race for the Republicans some people have not decided how they want to vote," said Muskingum County Board of...
Early voting is underway and there's a new option for those wanting to vote early in this year's election.
In the past the Muskingum County Board of Elections has only offered paper ballots to those wanting to beat the rush to the polls in November. This year, one official said they'll offer voters a choice between paper ballots or the electronic voting machines.
"We're just trying something different to see if it works," said Chris Hamill. "It's more convenient...
Early voting is officially underway in Ohio for the upcoming November Election.
The Muskingum County Board of Elections had everything ready for voters who were ready to cast their ballots.
"We've been very busy. We've had a steady flow of voters come in Tuesday, which is good. We've also mailed out several applications Tuesday, several ballots Tuesday," says Executive Director, Chris Hamill.
More than 1,500 ballots were sent out, and Hamill says she expects to...
Voting in the November Election begins in a few days.
Early voting starts Tuesday, September 28th. So far, 1,200 applications have been submitted, requesting an absentee ballot.
"It's a very good number. It's a high number. I look for more and more people to vote absentee. You have a lot of different parties or different groups that do send out applications for absentee ballots, " says Muskingum County Board of Elections Executive Director, Chris Hamill.