Mary Alice Reporting – The ballot for the November General Election had to be revised following an Ohio Supreme Court order.

The Tuscarawas County Board of Elections met in an emergency session to proof the ballot for a statewide candidate. The court affirmed that Terpsehore P. Maras will be on the ballot as an independent candidate for the Ohio Secretary of State office. There will now be three vying for the four-year term; Republican incumbent Frank LaRose, Democrat Chelsea Clark, and Maras.

Tuscarawas Elections Director Gail Garbrandt says they quickly responded to reproof the November election ahead of sending out ballots today (Friday).

“Everyone else who’s applied for an absentee ballot, their absentee ballots will be mailed after the close of [voter] registration [deadline] on October 11th.”

On October 12th, Garbrandt notes, with absentee ballot requests, they expect to take over 5,000 ballots to the post office to be mailed. Eligible voters can still request an absentee ballot after that mailing date.

Other contested races for the general election include the Ohio Governor’s Office as Nan Whaley challenges incumbent Mike DeWine, the Attorney General’s Office as Jeffrey Crossman looks to over through Dave Yost, and Treasure of State with Robert Sprague looking to maintain his seat against Scott Schertzer.

Congress districts for the 6th and 12th also has competition.

In Tuscarawas County, two county commissioner seats are open. Sam Hitchcock (D) and Greg Ress (R) are competing for the unexpired term and for the full four-year term, the two names on the ballot are Laurie Green (D) and Kristin Zemis (R).

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