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...
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...
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.
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,...
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.
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 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...