The November General Election is just a few weeks away.
The two candidates fighting for the Muskingum County Commissioner term commencing January 3rd, 2013 had an opportunity to speak out at last Sunday's candidate forum. Incumbent and Democrat Jerry Lavy is facing Republican Eddie Brock in the fall election. Lavy says it's been an honor an privilege to serve as commissioner, and says he would like to continue to move the county forward.
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.
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.
If you would like to submit an issue to appear on the November ballot, the deadline is quickly approaching.
It was changed to August 4th after Governor Strickland signed House Bill #48 back in June.
"That Move Act required for the military to be able to vote earlier. So, we will be mailing all military ballots out on September 18th, " says Muskingum County Board of Elections Executive Director, Chris Hamill.
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Voter turnout in this year's November Election is not expected to top last year's, which was a Presidential Election, but Muskingum County Board of Elections President, Chris Hamill, says her office is still busy and predicting a voter turnout of 40 percent. She also says it expects voting by absentee ballots to come in at 10 percent.
"I think we're higher than in previous, past elections. I think absentee voting is becoming quite a thing that everybody wants to do, " says...