Stories tagged with: Board of Elections

February 19, 2014 - 4:00pm
2 years 26 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
2 years 28 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
3 years 16 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...

November 5, 2012 - 5:53pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

The November General Election is just a few hours away. For those who are waiting until Tuesday to fill out their ballot, the polls will open at 6:30 in the morning and will close at 7:30 at night. The Muskingum county Board of Elections spent most of Monday preparing for the big day.

"[Monday] is the day that presiding judges of each precinct are coming into the office and picking up their supplies and taking them to that location for election day." said Hamill.


October 30, 2012 - 5:07pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

Tuesday marks one week until the general election, but the Muskingum County Board of Elections will be open this weekend for those who want to vote absentee. The Board of Elections will open its doors from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, and will be open Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m..

"If you're wanting to vote early, this is your last chance that you will be able to do it, so since we have extended the hours it does make it easier for the voters." explained Director Chris...

October 24, 2012 - 3:16pm
3 years 43 weeks ago

Ohio Elections Chief says more than 800,000 people have already cast ballots during early voting with two weeks to go until Election Day.

Between mailed out ballots and in-person voting, a little over 11,000 people have cast their vote in Muskingum County. The Board of Elections expected the high numbers.

"Due to the Secretary of State mailed out the applications earlier and that did make an increase," said Board of Elections Director Chris Hamill.


April 30, 2012 - 3:22pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Board of Elections will have a new home after the fall...

Board members toured the old Work Release facility on Old Adamsville Road Monday to discuss what renovations will be made. Board of Elections Director Chris Hamill said the move is necessary.

"We need to move out of where we are due to the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center will be needing the area that we're in. So, if we come here, we can make it to suit our needs, and we will have a...

February 13, 2012 - 11:42am
4 years 27 weeks ago

Things are pretty quite at the Muskingum County Board of Elections.

Early voting is underway, but so far not many people have taken advantage of the option. Muskingum County Board of Elections Director Chris Hamill said only 1,000 absentee ballots have been requested.

"Within the county there are no races for the party affiliation and with the presidential race for the Republicans some people have not decided how they want to vote," said Muskingum County Board of...

October 4, 2011 - 10:35am
4 years 46 weeks ago

Early voting is underway and there's a new option for those wanting to vote early in this year's election.

In the past the Muskingum County Board of Elections has only offered paper ballots to those wanting to beat the rush to the polls in November. This year, one official said they'll offer voters a choice between paper ballots or the electronic voting machines.

"We're just trying something different to see if it works," said Chris Hamill. "It's more convenient...

August 29, 2011 - 2:35pm
4 years 51 weeks ago

The move to step-up smoking bans within Muskingum County is continuing.

Once again, Community Impact Team representatives, Kate Paul and Amy Davis met with Muskingum County Commissioners requesting their approval on a tobacco free campus policy. The proposed policy would effect the 205 North 7th Street building in Zanesville. Currently there is no smoking allowed in the building due to state law. Smoking is still permitted outside the building and along campus grounds. The proposed...

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