Nichole Hannahs

Deadline to File is Tomorrow

by Nichole Hannahs on February 5, 2013 at 8:21 am

Time is running short for those hoping to run in the primary election.

Wednesday is the last day that candidates can turn in their paperwork to run for office.

"When they come in to file their petition has to be completely filled out," said Board of Elections Director Chris Hamill. "We just take the petition and stamp it in and then we review it after they have left the office."

It takes about an hour for the office to validate petitions depending on how many signatures were collected. Those running for a city council ward must have 25 signatures, council at large 50, other issues round out the ballot.

"We just started getting filings last Friday," said Hamill. "We had two schools that did file. The East Muskingum School Levy and also the West Muskingum School Levy."

The deadline to register to run is 4 p.m. Wednesday. Those running so far include Andrew Roberts for City Council 6th Ward, Mark Baker for 1st Ward, Grant Hutcheson for 2nd Ward, Sandy Gentry for 4th Ward and Chris Balsley for Council at Large. The Village of Dresden also has a renewal levy 3.8 mills for 5 years.