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No local candidates have filed as write-in candidates for the Nov. 6 election.
Auglaize County Elections Board Director Carolyn Campbell said in addition to no local candidates meeting the 4 p.m. Monday deadline to file, she also received notice that there were no write-ins for the 4th Congressional District.
Campbell said she has not yet gotten any information on presidential, state representative or state senate write-ins, but she does understand presidential write-ins are expected, despite not having any names at this time.
Per a directive from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, Oct. 9 is the last day to register for the November election. That day the Elections Board Office is to be open until 9 p.m.
“Something a lot of people don’t understand is we cannot give someone a ballot for their husband, wife, kid, mom, etc.,” Campbell said. “They must either come in and vote in person or request an absentee ballot be mailed. We have voters come in frequently and ask for their husband who is ill or want to take a ballot to a son or daughter who is in college.”
As a reminder, Campbell said ballots cannot be given out for someone else, but absentee request forms are to be mailed to anyone who was registered as of July 31, 2012. They are expected to be mailed the first week of September, after Labor Day.
Campbell said they are not allowed to be open for voting on weekends.
The Auglaize County Elections Board Office’s hours beginning in October are:
• 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 2, through Oct. 5.
• 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 9.
• 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10, through Oct. 12, and Oct. 15, through Oct. 19.
• From 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 22, through Oct. 26, and Oct. 29, through Nov. 1.
• From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 2.