Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Board of Elections

February 2, 2015 - 5:47pm
16 weeks 4 days ago

The race for Zanesville City Law Director is taking shape. Republican Derrick Moorehead filed his petitions with the Board of Elections Monday.

Moorehead will be running for City Law Director in the may primary election. We had the chance to chat with him and he explained to us his reasons for running.

"I want to help benefit the community that I've belonged to my entire life. As we said now, citizens of Zanesville are five times more likely to become the victim of a violent...

January 26, 2015 - 7:01pm
17 weeks 4 days 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...

November 3, 2014 - 7:22pm
29 weeks 4 days 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 a.mm, 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...

October 20, 2014 - 6:28pm
31 weeks 4 days ago

Secretary of State Jon Husted was at the Muskingum County Board of Elections Monday afternoon.

Husted was touring southeast Ohio, making stops in Fairfield, Muskingum and Licking counties to make sure everything is running smoothly just two weeks into the election process.

"Voting has been going on in Ohio for a couple of weeks now, we only have a couple of weeks left we're trying to encourage people to get out there, cast their ballots early. Which you can, there is still...

October 16, 2014 - 5:44pm
32 weeks 1 day 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 4 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 30, 2014 - 5:07pm
34 weeks 3 days ago

Following a Supreme Court Ruling Monday, the Secretary of State issued a directive stating a change in the dates and hours of early voting for the November 4th General Elections.

Voters had been slated to cast an early ballot beginning Tuesday, but the directive changed the voting to October 7th. Chris Hamill Director of the Muskingum County Board of Elections detailed the change.

Tthat's the new start date. The hours did change. Our new hours are from 8-5"said Hamill.

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September 16, 2014 - 4:23pm
36 weeks 3 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,"...

August 14, 2014 - 10:20am
41 weeks 1 day 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
49 weeks 10 hours 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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