Board of Elections Biannual Meeting

by Courtney Wheaton on March 6, 2014 at 6:54 am

District Ten board of elections members held a meeting on Thursday at the Sunrise Center.

Muskingum County Board of Elections Director, Chris Hamill facilitated the event. Around 40 local officials from surrounding counties came to hear state representative, Brian Hill discuss topics that affect voting in our area and in the state.

"We talked about house bill 240 that will actually eliminate special elections throughout the year there will be four election time periods and this would eliminate two of those which would actually save money for local counties," said Hill.

Hill also discussed proposed house bill 250 that would shorten the number of days that early voting could take place from 29 days to 14 days. After speaking hill gave visitors a chance to voice concerns about issues affecting voting.

"They would like to see a few changes in some of the databases to match the bureau of motor vehicles and the database that the board of elections have. They would like me to work on making sure those databases would match or could at least they have the option to talk back and forth together to help their process of identifying proper voters, " said Hill.

During the meeting guests enjoyed lunch and watched a short film that touched on topics such as freedom, service and voting.