The November general election is less than a month away and Monday is the deadline to register to vote.
The Muskingum County Board of Elections has special hours Monday and will remain open until 9.
"Today is the last day if you are not registered to vote” says Director of the Board of Elections, Chris Hamill. “You must be registered in the state of Ohio and we are open until 9 pm tonight for you to come in and register to vote."
Important deadlines approach as we near the November Fifth general election.
Starting October 1, those wishing to vote absentee can do so from 8a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Muskingum County Board of Elections. The Director of the Board of Elections said when it comes to this ballot it's relatively simple for voters.
"When they come in to vote they'll just have certain candidates on the ballot," said Board of Elections Director Chris Hamill. "If they are in a township they...
Monday was the deadline to get in all petitions for the November 5 election.
"We will have the candidates in the city. There will be several out in the townships," said Director of the Muskingum County Board of Elections, Chris Hamill. "The trustees, villages, school boards, tax levies and also local liquor options."
Hamill says there were 131 candidate petitions, 17 tax levies and four local options filed. She says the board met last night to certify the...
The Muskingum County Board of Elections is finding itself in a space crunch.
The County Commissioners met with six members of the Board of Elections Monday to discuss additional office space. Director,Chris Hamill says that their office needed more room and she believes they made a good decision.
"We basically decided on what location we were going to stay at. We are going to stay at our current location but we are going to store some of our units off site and we...
The May primary is one week from Tuesday. In Muskingum County it's being called a special election featuring just three issues.
On May 7th, the election will take place. Board of Election Director, Chris Hamill say only certain people will vote next Tuesday.
"The only voters eligible to vote in this election are the voters who reside in the East Muskingum local school district,the West Muskingum local school district, and the Village of Dresden," Hamill said.
The Muskingum County Board of Elections announced this week that there will not be a May primary this year but instead a special election.
There are no contested races this year but there are three levies voters in 25 precincts will vote on. Director Chris Hamill says issues in the West Muskingum and East Muskingum School Districts top the list.
Chris Hamill, Director for the Board of Elections said, "The West Muskingum School District will be having emergency...
Time is running short for those hoping to run in the primary election.
Wednesday is the last day that candidates can turn in their paperwork to run for office.
"When they come in to file their petition has to be completely filled out," said Board of Elections Director Chris Hamill. "We just take the petition and stamp it in and then we review it after they have left the office."
It takes about an hour for the office to validate petitions depending on how...
Many people seeking office in the City of Zanesville have picked up petitions to run for office.
So far no one has returned any completed forms. The deadline to run in the election is fast approaching. A candidate must have their forms in by February 6 to be on the ballot. The Director of the Muskingum County Board of Elections said it's not unusual.
"They might wait till the last minute," said Muskingum County Board of Elections Director Chris Hamill. "You never...