It's your turn Hancock County. On Tuesday, the polls open for the first time in 2014 as the Primary Election is held throughout the Mountain State.
As in Ohio, on May 6, this Election Day does not hold an exorbitant amount of locally-contested races, but, as in all elections, it does not diminish the importance of taking part in your patriotic duty.
Registered voters throughout Hancock County will decide the makeup of the Board of Education as a four-person race - Toni M. Hinerman, Laura Greathouse, John Manypenny and Michelle Chappell -is being contested for three open BOE seats.
Also of importance is the race for County Commissioner as Joe Barnabei is challenging incumbent Dan Greathouse on the democratic ballot. And since no republican filed for the position, the winner of Tuesday's primary will ultimately decide who assumes office in January 2015.
Throughout the state on Tuesday, both political parties will select their candidate for November's General Election in the race for U.S. Senator.
And on the republican ballot, there are contested races for state executive committee (male), as well as county executive committee (female) in both Clay District 3 and Butler District 2.
Northern Hancock County Polling Places
1 Allison Elementary
2 Chester VFD
3 Newell Lions
5 Lawrenceville VFD
6 Hancock County Senior Center
7 Holiday Inn Express, Newell
8 New Manchester Elementary
9 New Manchester VFD
10 New Cumberland City Building
11 Point Pleasant Church, N.Cumberland
There will be 25 precincts open throughout the county on Tuesday, and the polls are open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. We urge you to take part in the process. Vote and make a difference.