Stories tagged with: Chris Hamill

February 12, 2015 - 5:14pm
1 year 28 weeks ago

Muskingum County Board of Election members met this week to certify candidates and issues that will be placed on the May 5th ballot.

Of the 20 candidates to be placed on the ballot, 19 were certified. One council at large member was not and was notified by mail.

"There will be one contested race, and it is in the republican ballot and it is the law director," said Muskingum County Board of Elections Director, Chris Hamill. "So if you're wanting to request an...

February 2, 2015 - 6:26pm
1 year 29 weeks ago

If you are interested in running in the may primary, the deadline to file is fast approaching.

You need to have all of your petitions filed by this Wednesday the 4th at 4PM. We spoke to Chris Hamill, Director of the Muskingum County Board of Elections who told us what you'll need.

"If they decide to run for an office, one of the city offices, then they'll need to come in and pick up a petition, have that petition circulated and then bring it back to our office."


January 26, 2015 - 7:01pm
1 year 30 weeks ago

The May 5 primary may seem like a long time from now, but filing season is on-going right now.

February 4 is the deadline for candidates to file their petition to be on the ballot. Monday, just the second person in Muskingum County submitted his petition for approval of the board of elections. Zanesville City Councilman David Tarbert formally announced his candidacy to run for city law director Monday.

"One of the reasons for the switch right now is I'm comfortable with...

January 16, 2015 - 5:10pm
1 year 32 weeks 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
1 year 40 weeks 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
1 year 42 weeks 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
2 years 2 weeks 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
2 years 9 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
2 years 14 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
2 years 16 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...

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