The Muskingum County Board of Elections is gearing up for Novembers’ general election.
Director Chris Hamill says they have noticed more candidates running this year. The deadline for the November ballot has passed, but people are still eligible to run in the primaries in May.
"They would come in and we would give them a petition and we would take that petition and they would get it signed, they would need to have the required amount of valid signatures to be on the ballot, once they file it there would be a filing fee and the deadline would be February 18th," says Hamill.
The filing fee is $80 dollars. The positions open for the May primaries are County Commissioner, County Auditor and County Judge. But all positions are a long term commitment.
"Township trustees is a 4 year term, your wards are a 4 year term," says Hamill.
Hamill also wants to remind voters that absentee ballots are due by October 31st at noon. To get an absentee application, stop by the Board of Elections or download one from the link on the right.