Early voting for the November election began in Muskingum County Monday.
Over the next month, you have the chance to vote absentee, in-person or by mail. Voting by mail gives all people, including those with disabilities, the opportunity to vote without having to travel to the their specific polling location. For those who wish to vote early in-person, you can stop by the Muskingum County Board of Elections, Monday through Friday, to cast your vote.
The November ballot will feature a controversial issue this year.
Director of the Muskingum County Board of Elections Timothy Thompson said that Responsible Ohio's successful marijuana legalization proposal may increase the amount of voters at the polls this fall.
"It's going to draw a lot of voters out to the polling locations," said Thompson. "People are going to have to make a choice concerning what they're going to do with the marijuana issue. I believe that's...
The Muskingum County Board of Elections swore in its new Executive Director today.
Timothy Thompson was recently appointed to serve as the new director. He officially began his duties this week, and said he's most looking forward to leading the board through the upcoming election on November 3.
"It's a wonderful opportunity for me to be able to serve the county of Muskingum, and to serve the voters and help them to have a smooth election, so I'm excited about the opportunity...
A multi-month search for a new executive director of the Muskingum County Board of Elections came to a close this week.
The board selected Timothy Thompson as the new director. Currently, he is a math teacher at the Zanesville Christian School. The chairman of the board, Jack Boyd, said Thompson fits the description of what the board was searching for to replace Chris Hamill.
"We were looking for someone who was organized, would be dedicated to the position,...
Polling closes for this year's primary election Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. We sought out people voting in the election.
There were only a handful of things to vote on in Muskingum County, and Director of the board of elections, Chris Hamill, said that's one reason she expected a low turnout. As of late afternoon Tuesday, she did not think voting would hit 13 percent. But one voter said everyone should get out and vote.
Election Day is just two weeks away, and several local issues will be decided.
There are four issues on this year's ballot and a Republican primary race for Zanesville city law director. County wide, the Center for Seniors has a bond issue to provide funds for a new building.
In the Village of Philo, voters can decide on a levy for current expenses, in the Village of Dresden there is a natural gas aggregation issue and in Jackson Township there is an issue for cemetery operation...
ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - According to Zaneville Police Chief Kennith Miller around 12:30 P.M. Monday afternoon detectives staked out a residence at 1030 State Street for Jerry Melrose Junior, who was wanted on drug charges in Perry County. Melrose faces manufacturing and possession charges.
MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - More than 1,200 colorful eggs peeked from the trees and bushes this Easter in Violet Flickinger's yard during the Annual Community Egg Hunt and Cook Out. The event has been going on for at least 30 years. Over 50 people attended.
Baketball for Charity
NEW LEXINGTON, PHIO (WHIZ) - 14 former Ohio State football players hit the...
ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - According to detective Brad Shawger, the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is looking for missing 18-year-old female, Jessica Reed. She was last seen wearing a red jacket with burgundy sweatpants on February 11th around 3:45 in the afternoon in the area of Schultz Drive in Zanesville.
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...