Last updated: January 24. 2014 8:48PM - 514 Views
By Charlene Hoeflich choeflich@civitasmedia.com

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POMEROY — Filing deadlines for residents who want to get their names on the ballot in the upcoming May 6 Primary have been announced by Becky Johnston, director of the Meigs County Board of Elections.

As for local races, positions open include a county commissioner, county auditor, Common Pleas Court Judge- Probate Division, and Central Committee members. Johnson said the deadline for candidates filing for those offices, if running as a member of a political party, is 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

For write-ins, the filing deadline is 4 p.m. on Feb. 24, and for those running as an “independent” in the November General Election, the filing deadline is Monday, May 5 at 4 p.m.

On statewide races in the upcoming May Primary, residents will be voting on Governor-Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State , State Treasurer, State Auditor, State Representatives, the Sixth District Representative to Congress, members of the State Board of Education, various judicial officers, and State Central Committee Members.

Secretary of State Husted last week announced at the Ohio Association of Election Officials Winter Conference in Columbus, in-service absentee voting hours to be observed statewide for the 2014 Primary. They begin on April 1 which is 35 days before Election Day, and end at noon on the Saturday before the Primary Election.

They are as follows:

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday, April 1 through April 4.

8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday,April 7, which is the last day of voter registration.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, April 8 through April 11.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 14 through May 2.

8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 3.

Also at that meeting Secretary of State Jon Husted confirmed that again this year his office will be sending absentee ballot request forms to all registered voters for the 2014 General Election. He said that the mailing was a great success in 2012 contributing to record absentee voting turnout and reduced lines on Election Day. Also discussed at that meeting was full online voter registration which contributes to keeping on top of non-citizen voting and other irregularities.

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