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Nominating Petitions must be filed by August 7 at the Board of Elections if you’d like to run for: 

Township Trustees, Township Fiscal Officers, Village Mayor, Village Clerk Treasurer, Village Council, Village Board of Public Affairs, Board of Education, and Education Service Center.

Petition packs are available at the Muskingum County Board of Elections, 627 Market St., Zanesville, 740-455-7120.  Open M – F, 8 am – 4 pm, except on Federal Holidays. 


IMPORTANT--NEW OHIO DRIVER'S LICENSE OR STATE ID REQUIREMENTS--Renew well before October 1, 2020 deadline!

In order to vote, they usually ask to see your driver's license or state ID at the polling place.  While technically there are other ID's that are sufficient, such as a recent utility bill or bank statement with your name and address on it, they will always push for your driver's license.  Now that Ohio is participating in Real ID, there is considerably more documentation required to get a driver's license or state ID card.  To get a "Compliant" license or ID card that will be acceptable proof of your identity to the TSA to board a plane or enter a federal building, you will have to provide documentation for your full legal name, date of birth, Social Security number, proof of legal residence, and 2 proofs of your Ohio street address.  More documentation will be required to show name changes from the last name on your birth certificate because of marriage or divorce.  They no longer give you your license at the facility; it is printed at a secure facility in Columbus and then mailed to you at your mailing address, and can take 3 weeks...so apply early!  Your old driver's license will no longer be recognized by the TSA after October 1, 2020, even if it expires after that date.  Even the standard, non-compliant license or state ID card requires more documentation than it used to.  I'm not sure if a TSA-compliant license or ID will be required to vote by the time of the November 2020 election, or if you can still use the standard, less documented ID to vote.

More info:  http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/NEWDL-ID/ 
List of acceptable documentation:  https://s3.amazonaws.com/odx-odps-content/links/bmv2430.pdf 


Voting Info Links:

Voter ID Requirements at the Polls

Voter Eligibility Requirements

General Voter Information


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Tue., Apr. 16, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., Apt. 17, Muskingum Democrats meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Tue., Apr. 23, Zanesville Think Tank on Poverty Monthly Meeting, 5:30 pm, Muskingum County Library auditorium, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville.  Renters/Tenants Rights and Responsibilities discussion.

Thu.-Fri., Apr. 25-26, Carr Cake Auction--The Muskingum County Democrats will have a cake and incentives.  If you’d like to contribute an incentive to add to the cake’s value, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fri., May 17, ODP Legacy Dinner, Keynote speaker, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, NANCY PELOSI.  $250 each, or $200 each if the club can fill a table of 10.  CONTACT JACK BOYD if you want to attend so the ODP gets a list of Muskingum County attendees:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  To get tickets, CLICK HERE

Sat., May 18, Federated Democratic Women of Ohio Convention, begins 10:30 am, at Hartville Kitchen, 1015 Edison Street NW, Hartville, OH 44632.  330-877-9353.  Congressman Tim Ryan is the guest speaker.  Deadline to Register:  May 15, 2019
To Register,
mail your name-address-phone, select chicken or beef for your lunch, and mail to June Barlow, 609 35th St., NW, Canton, OH 44709.  More info:  330-936-8411.  Enclose $15 to register, plus $25 for lunch--total $40.  Checks payable to FDWO.

10:30 am - Convention opening, general business and appointment of nominating committee.
1:00 pm - Lunch

2:00 pm - Guest Speaker, Congressman Tim Ryan
Workshop to follow.
Those wishing to arrive Friday, Comfort Inn, 953 Edison St., NW, Hartville 44632, 330-587-4347.  Special room rate, $99 + tax; mention FDWO for discount.  Deadline May 1 for hotel reservations.
Please remember to bring a gift from your county for our "Ways and Means" table sale.

Sun., May 19, Al Zakany benefit, candidate for Zanesville City Council, member-at-large, noon, at Susan Stubbins' house, 305 Woodlawn Ave., Zanesville.

Tue., May 21, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., May 22, Muskingum Democrats meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.


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