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...
A former Muskingum County Commissioner is throwing his hat back into the race.
On Wednesday, democrat John Bates filed his paperwork at the Muskingum County Board of Elections. Bates' term as commissioner ended in January, and he said his small business background and good track record in the community will help him get elected.
"I want to see Muskingum County move forward like it was," said Bates. "I want to see jobs in that industrial park, and I...
There's one week left for those seeking office to turn in their petitions to run.
August 10th is the deadline to turn in forms to the Muskingum County Board of Elections for the November ballot. Over the last three weeks Board of Elections Director Chris Hamill said many people have come into the office seeking candidate forms.
"The must come in to the office and pick up a petition and we explain the procedure to them," explained Hamill.
Opponents of Ohio's new collective bargaining law said in a press release they have enough signatures to get a repeal question on the November ballot.
The "We are Ohio" campaign reports that in Muskingum County the Board of Elections validated 4,953 signatures to repeal Senate Bill 5. The law bans public employees from striking and restricts collecting bargaining rights.
Only 782 signatures were needed in the county to reach the required 3% of total vote in the last...
In upcoming elections you may find yourself casting your ballot at a different Muskingum County location.
As of May 18th, the Muskingum County Board of Elections decided to eliminate 11 local precincts. According to Board of Elections Director, Chris Hamill, this will reduce the number of precincts throughout the county from 85 down to 74.
"It was a budget issue," said Hamill. "It will help us overall and if we combine the precincts this would help reduce in...
Ohio's top elections official said it appears that thousands of voters considered active are anything but.
A report has found nearly 18,500 dead people on the state's voter rolls. In Muskingum County there were 89 possibly deceased voters that appear on the list.
The Director of the Board of Elections said they'll soon receive a list of names from the State Board of Elections and then have to cross reference the names on that list with names that appear on the State Health Board...