Looking ahead to May Primary in Gallia

By Morgan McKinniss - mmckinniss@aimmediamidwest.com

GALLIA COUNTY — The primary election is set for the spring of 2018 and multiple offices are on the ballot.

In the county, two major offices are up for election in their political parties. Harold Montgomery’s seat as a county commissioner is up for election, as is Larry Betz’s position as the county auditor.

Also on the ballot for party affiliated voters is the Party Central Committee, which is formed of elected officials from each precinct for Democrats and Republicans. According to Burnett, to run for office on the PCC, candidates must fill out an application that can be found at the Board of Elections Office in the county court house.

Possible candidates who wish to run for county commissioner or auditor must have a petition completed with 50 signatures on it. Each signature must be validated as a registered voter in Gallia County. According to Deputy Director Chris Burnett, the only person to have picked up a petition from the board of elections office is Betz for the position of auditor.

The deadline to file for the primary election is Feb. 7, 2018. Both applications and petitions can be obtained in the board of elections office as well as directions on how to properly file them.

In order to vote in the primary election, citizens need to register with the board of elections, which can be done in person, or by mail with a voter registration card. Cards can be picked up at several locations including the court house, Bossard Library, Gallia County Health Department, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, or any public high school in the county.

The primary election will be held on May 8, 2018. The general election is Nov. 6, 2018.


By Morgan McKinniss


Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342.

Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342.