Ohio goes to the polls March 15

By Lorna Hart - lhart@civitasmedia.com

MEIGS COUNTY — The Board of Elections has announced the Meigs County Electorate of the Presidential Primary Election will be held on March 15, 2016, with polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Primary will include presidential, congressional, Ohio state senate and house districts, Ohio Supreme Court, local judicial and county candidates.

When voting in a Primary Election in Ohio, the voters must choose between Republican, Democrat or Green Parties; Ohio does not recognize the Independent party. If the voter does not declare a party, they will not receive a regular ballot, but instead will be given a questions and issues only ballot if there are issues on the ballot; this year there are none. There are also no valid write-in candidates.

Absentee voting and early voting will continue on a daily basis at the Meigs County Board of Elections in the Meigs County Annex on Mulberry Heights in Pomeroy through March 14. The hours for voting are as follows: Monday, Feb. 29 through Friday, March 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 5, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday, March 7 through Friday, March 11, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voting will continue Saturday, March 12, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 13, 1 to 5 p.m., and Monday, March 14, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 14 is the last day to vote early or absentee.

For more information, to request an absentee ballot, or to view a sample ballot, contact the Meigs County Board of Elections by visiting their web site at http://www.electionsonthe.net/oh/meigs/or call 740-992-2697.

By Lorna Hart