Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Board of Elections

January 30, 2012 - 5:20pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

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...

January 10, 2012 - 5:23pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

The March Primary is just around the corner, and there are a few deadlines you need to know...

Voters have until February 6th to register with the Board of Elections or to notify them of any address change. Also voters can now request an absentee ballot and begin filling them out January 31st.

"We do have an election right around the corner, it is March the 6th and it is the Presidential Primary," said Muskingum County Board of Elections Director Chris Hamill...

December 7, 2011 - 6:25pm
2 years 18 weeks ago

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...

November 22, 2011 - 5:27pm
2 years 20 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Board of Elections met to certify the November 8th vote...And it looks like a couple of re-counts will be needed.

Director of Muskingum County Board of Elections Chris Hamill explains that votes counted on election night are unofficial until they can be recounted and certified.

"We count everything again today, it takes about an hour and a half," explained Hamill. "We add the provisional ballets in and that changes the total from the...

November 1, 2011 - 3:47pm
2 years 23 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Board of Elections has some important information you need to know for this year's election.

Director Chris Hamill says the Secretary of State has ordered that in person absentee voting will end this friday November 4th at 6 p.m., which is new this year.

"It used to be that you could come in our office and vote the Saturday before the election or the Monday before the election. That is no longer permitted," said Hamill.

As of today, over 5,000...

August 23, 2011 - 7:53pm
2 years 33 weeks ago

If you're interested in being a write-in candidate in the general election, the deadline is quickly approaching.

Muskingum County Board of Elections Director Chris Hamill said write-in candidates have until 4 PM on August 29th to file for office.  She added that the last day to register to vote is October 11th.

"If you want to vote, you need to make sure you are registered by that date," said Hamill.  "It's very important in the state of Ohio that...

August 3, 2011 - 10:20am
2 years 36 weeks ago

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.

One thing being stressed...

July 19, 2011 - 5:05am
2 years 38 weeks ago

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...

June 28, 2011 - 5:32pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

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...

April 13, 2011 - 12:07pm
3 years 4 days ago

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...

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