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...
If you want to vote in the upcoming November Election and aren't registered, there's still time.
The Muskingum County Board of Elections will remain open until 9 Monday night for any last-minute sign-ups. People can also register at public libraries, public high schools, and bureau of motor vehicles locations.
"It would be easier for them to do it if they're closer to that area instead of our downtown area, " says Executive Director, Chris Hamill.
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.