Stories tagged with: Early Voting

October 16, 2014 - 5:44pm
32 weeks 22 hours ago

So far in Ohio, 49,000 people have cast absentee ballots for the November general election.

The Muskingum County Board of Elections will be extending their office hours for early voting. Office hours will be open from 8 A.M. until 5 P.M. Monday through Friday. Director of the Muskingum County Board of Elections says they will also extend their office hours into the weekend.

"We have two Saturday's that we will be open, October the 25 and November the 1, we will be open...

October 6, 2014 - 4:31pm
33 weeks 3 days ago

There is just under a month left until the general election, but you don't have to wait until November to vote.

The deadline to register is Monday at 9:00 p.m. And all of Ohio's county board of elections' are open late Monday. Director of the Muskingum County Board of Elections, Chris Hamill said there are several people still coming in to register Monday.

"If you wish to be registered in the state of Ohio you must be registered to vote by 9:00 p.m. tonight. So you may come...

September 16, 2014 - 4:23pm
36 weeks 2 days ago

Ohio's early voting has been a hot topic since federal Judge Peter Economus ordered the state to extend its early voting days

After much deliberation the time frame for early voting has been finalized. The directive came down from the Secretary of State's office on September 12. You can cast your vote as early as September 30. We spoke with the director of the Muskingum County Board of Elections, Chris Hamill, about the early voting period.

"The period was lengthened,"...

June 20, 2014 - 3:21pm
48 weeks 6 days 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.

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March 31, 2014 - 10:29am
1 year 8 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. "...

March 18, 2014 - 4:39pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

Early voting for the May primary starts this Saturday for military and oversees voters. For other voters, you can cast your ballot early starting on April 1 and can do so by stopping by the Muskingum County Board of Elections.

"If you're wanting to vote for the two major parties, that's Democrat or Republican, and if you're wanting to vote for the minor parties, it's the Green or the Libertarians," said Chris Hamill, Director of the Muskingum County Board of ...

October 1, 2013 - 7:17am
1 year 34 weeks ago

The general election takes place a little over a month from Tuesday. The benchmark means that voters can now begin to cast their absentee ballots.

Secretary of State Jon Husted says that Boards of Elections will also mail out absentee ballots to voters who have already requested them. All other voters have until Saturday, November 2 at noon to request an absentee ballot by mail. They may do so by contacting their county board of elections.

Voted ballots must be postmarked the day...

October 30, 2012 - 5:07pm
2 years 30 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 2, 2012 - 10:03pm
2 years 34 weeks ago

Voters in Ohio can now start casting their ballots for the November General Election.

Starting Tuesday, Ohioans can vote by mail or in person at their county Board of Elections office.

Chris Hamill of the Muskingum County Board of Elections said about 70 people showed up to vote in person at the Board of Elections and voting early can save many the hassles of voting on Election Day.

"Early voting is very much convenient for a voter," said Hamill.  "They...

February 13, 2012 - 11:42am
3 years 15 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...

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