POMEROY — Secretary of State State Jon Husted has appointed James V. Stewart as a member of the Meigs County Board of Elections.
Stewart was recommended by the Meigs County Republican Executive Committee to fill the unexpired term of Edward Durst, who retired Dec. 28.
Each of Ohio’s 88 counties has a board of elections office that is responsible for administering local elections. All petitions for local, legislative and congressional district offices, petitions for local issues and options and campaign finance reports for local candidates, political parties and political action committees are filed at the BOE.
The BOE is governed by a four-person board; bipartisan representation is required by state law with each board made up of two Republican members and two Democratic members who are qualified electors in the counties where they serve.
The secretary of state makes appointments to boards of elections based on the recommendations of the executive committees of the county political parties. In addition, the office provides training for board of elections members and staff, as well as legal guidance, elections procedures and campaign finance information.
The Meigs County Board of Elections members, in addition to Stewart, are Charles Williams, Rita Slavin and David Fox. Director Rebecca Johnston, Deputy Director Meghan Lee and Clerk Angie Robson are also part of the BOE.
The board wants to remind voters that the last day for Meigs County residents to register to vote in the March 15 primary election is Feb. 16; voter registration will officially close at 9 p.m. on that date. People may still register to vote after the cut-off date, but will not be eligible to vote in the primary.
Absentee voting and/or early voting will begin Feb. 17 and and will continue through March 14 at the Meigs County Board of Elections in the Meigs County Annex on Mulberry Heights in Pomeroy.
For more information, visit www.electionsonthe.net/oh/meigs.
Contact Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155 Ext. 2551.