Elections board busy year round

PEG MATHENY & MICHELLE WILCOX
By: 
Chelsea Luebrecht
Staff Writer

No matter the time of year, the Auglaize County Board of Elections keeps pretty busy.

“It tracks registered voters and provides the service of registering voters,” Deputy Director Peggy Matheny said.

It is also where candidates file their petition for office, Director Michelle Wilcox noted.

“They have to file the petition 90 days prior to the election,” she said. “Then we check the petition to make sure all the voters on it are able to vote. If it's a party petition, then you have to make sure they are all part of that party.”

All candidates require a certain number of signatures – some 25, some 40 or 50 – and once it has been confirmed they have the minimum signatures, the petition goes to the board for...

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