Time is running short for those hoping to run in the primary election.
Wednesday is the last day that candidates can turn in their paperwork to run for office.
"When they come in to file their petition has to be completely filled out," said Board of Elections Director Chris Hamill. "We just take the petition and stamp it in and then we review it after they have left the office."
It takes about an hour for the office to validate petitions depending on how...
Many people seeking office in the City of Zanesville have picked up petitions to run for office.
So far no one has returned any completed forms. The deadline to run in the election is fast approaching. A candidate must have their forms in by February 6 to be on the ballot. The Director of the Muskingum County Board of Elections said it's not unusual.
"They might wait till the last minute," said Muskingum County Board of Elections Director Chris Hamill. "You never...
Ohio is making the final push to register people to vote.
Tuesday is the last day to register to vote and all of the state's 88 county elections boards will be open until 9 p.m. As soon as doors opened at the Muskingum County Board of Elections, voters have been steadily coming in.
"Right around sixty voters have come through and actually voted and then there's other people who have changed their address. I figure it will be at least triple that before the day is over...
We're down to the wire for those that haven't yet registered to vote.
October 9, the Board of Elections will be open until 9p.m. to give everyone time to register and cast their ballots. Saint Paul A.M.E. on Pine Street is providing transportation to the Board of Elections for anyone anyone needing to register or vote.
"We do not care who you're supporting," said Organizer Kathy Brantley. "We would just like the community to have an opportunity to do so."
Voters heading to the polls this November can expect to see some changes.
The Secretary of State announced last week that there will be a statewide absentee ballot application mailing to all registered voters. Muskingum County Board of Elections Director Chris Hamill said this process will help shorten the lines on Election Day.
"This will be done in two mailings," said Hamill. "The first mailing will be done for all voters who are registered by July...
The March Primary is still a little over a month away... But voters in Ohio will be allowed to start early voting Tuesday.
Muskingum County Board of Elections Director, Chris Hamill, said voters have a couple of options when it comes to requesting their absentee ballots.
"You can actually go to the Board of Elections and vote absentee here, you can download off of our website, and application for an absentee ballot, you can fill that out mail it to our office and we will...