Stories tagged with: Chris Hamill

January 16, 2015 - 5:10pm
27 weeks 4 days 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
35 weeks 6 days 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,...

November 3, 2014 - 7:22pm
38 weeks 1 day ago

The November General Election is Tuesday and area boards of election are making final preparations.

Today poll workers filed in to pick up their supplies while several people walked in to vote early. Director of the Muskingum County Board of Elections, Chris Hamill explains Tuesday's process.

"Polls will open at 6:30, and they will close at 7:30 p.m," said Hamill. "Anybody who does not know where they are registered, if they are registered to vote they can...

August 14, 2014 - 10:20am
49 weeks 5 days ago

The Muskingum County Board of Elections said they're looking for candidates for a vacated judge position.

This week Governor John Kasich appointed Judge Eric Martin to serve as Probate and Juvenile Judge, replacing Judge Joseph Gormley, who retired from the bench.

Now, the Board of Elections said Martin's former role as Muskingum County Court Judge will be on the ballot this November.

"Petitions may be picked up at the Board of Elections Office if you're interested in...

June 20, 2014 - 3:21pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

Early voting made its Ohio debut in 2008, but according to a recent report, the extra days have not resulted in more ballots being cast.

Turnout statewide in 2008 was just one percent higher than in 2004 when there was no early voting.  In 2012, the year when Ohioans arguably had the most access to early voting, turnout was actually lower than in 2004.  Muskingum County Board of Elections Director Chris Hamill said the change also hasn't seemed to boost turnout locally.

May 20, 2014 - 1:40pm
1 year 9 weeks ago

 Today the Muskingum County Board of Elections certified the May Primary Election.

In addition to the count on election night, 106 provisional ballots were counted today.

"A provisional ballot is a person who has moved within the county or has moved from one county to another," said Chris Hamill, Director of the Board of Elections. "Those are not counted until we actually check to make sure the voter did not vote in their old precinct."

The outcome...

May 5, 2014 - 5:33pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

 The May Primary Election is Tuesday May 6th and the board of elections is busy preparing for voters.

The polls open at 6:30AM and close at 7:30PM. There are five different ballot styles to choose from; democrat, republican, green, libertarian, as well as issues only.

" Please make sure you have current address and name identification with you. And if you do not know which ballot you would like to receive, please preview the sample ballots which will be posted at...

April 30, 2014 - 11:08am
1 year 12 weeks ago

Ohioans continue to cast their ballots as the primary election nears.

Secretary of State Jon Husted said that nearly 122,000 Ohioans have taken advantage of the early voting period, which began April 1.

Statewide this election features same party candidate contests, along with statewide ballot issues and about 600 local issues. Before you come to the polls the Muskingum County Board of Elections Director said there are five different ballot types, Republican, Democrat, Issues...

April 9, 2014 - 1:19pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

The May primary is less than a month away, and it is looking like it may be a low turnout for this year's election.

Early voting opened April 1 but the Muskingum County Board of Elections Director is predicting only 17% of registered voters in the county to cast a ballot in this year's election.

"As of right now it's been very slow," said Chris Hamill, director of the MCBOE. "We have requested ballots so far 722 and voters have come in the office, we've...

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. "...

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