Stories tagged with: Board of Elections

January 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
26 weeks 3 days ago

The Mayor of Zanesville said he likes what he's doing and wants four more years of it.

Jeff Tilton got the necessary signatures and filed his petition to be on the May 5 ballot, and he said he is ready to run to be re-elected as mayor. Voters selected Tilton four years ago, and he said he hopes they do it again.

"I truly think we've done great things, and one of my campaign slogans from last time is I want to make the city better as I leave, and I hope I get another four...

January 27, 2015 - 8:21am
26 weeks 3 days ago

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MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - As of 7:30 A.M. Coshocton, Morgan, Perry, Guernsey and Muskingum Counties are under a Level One Snow Emergency.

Zanesville City Council

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - At it's meeting on Monday, the Zanesville City Council discussed an ordinance that would authorize the proper city official to reduce the water and sewer tap fees for the new...

January 16, 2015 - 5:10pm
28 weeks 1 hour ago

The filing deadline for elected officials who plan to be on the ballot for the May 5th primary election is rapidly approaching.

Director of Muskingum County Board of Elections, Chris Hamill says the filing deadline is February 4th, at 4:00 p.m.

"We do have that coming up, and any of the offices that could be placed on the ballot for this May 5th election would be all the elected officials in the city except for the Municipal Judge," said Hamill.

With under a...

November 19, 2014 - 5:29pm
36 weeks 1 day ago

The official count for the Muskingum County General Election has been completed.

Board of Elections Director Chris Hamill says there were no changes in the results. The percentage of registered voters who participated in this years vote was just under 40% Hamill predicted 41%. There will not be a special election in February, so the next time voters hit the polls will be on May 5th for the primary.

"For the primary it would be a city, there's going to be a city race,...

March 31, 2014 - 10:29am
1 year 17 weeks ago

Your chance to cast your ballot for the May primary election begins Tuesday.

The Board of Elections will hold extended hours so those interested in casting their ballots early or registering to vote can do so. To make the elections uniform across the state Boards of Elections will open their doors at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. In Muskingum County voters will see several contested races.

"There are some state races," said Board of Elections Director Chris Hamill. "...

March 18, 2014 - 4:39pm
1 year 19 weeks ago

Early voting for the May primary starts this Saturday for military and oversees voters. For other voters, you can cast your ballot early starting on April 1 and can do so by stopping by the Muskingum County Board of Elections.

"If you're wanting to vote for the two major parties, that's Democrat or Republican, and if you're wanting to vote for the minor parties, it's the Green or the Libertarians," said Chris Hamill, Director of the Muskingum County Board of ...

March 6, 2014 - 7:26pm
1 year 21 weeks ago

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...

February 19, 2014 - 4:00pm
1 year 23 weeks ago

Officials in Ohio are concerned that decade old voting technology could be at risk for problems in upcoming election, but local election officials say so far so good.

Muskingum County Board of Elections Director, Chris Hamill says that her office purchased 279 Direct Recording Electronic voting machines in the spring of 2005. She says her office has yet to see significant problems.

"We actually have had very few complications with our voting machines. We do keep up with the...

February 5, 2014 - 6:47pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

Muskingum County Board of Elections Director,Chris Hamill, says her office has received a large amount of filings for the May 6 primary.

"We've had here in our office, the 97th district files here for state rep," said Hamill. "We've had the commissioner, auditor and central committee and also we've had tax levy filings and two local options."

Mollie Crooks and current county commissioner, Jim Porter, both Republicans, will face off in the primary for county...

May 6, 2013 - 2:30pm
2 years 12 weeks ago

The May Primary is Tuesday and some registered voters will be heading to the polls.In Muskingum County it's being called a special election featuring just three issues.

Director of the Board of Election, Chris Hamill says that only certain areas are voting in this election.

"If you are in the West Muskingum, East Muskingum local school districts or the Village of Dresden you will be the only voters eligible to vote tomorrow, " said Hamill.

The three issues on the...

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