Voting on 2022 General Election

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ZANESVILLE, Oh – Election Day is here and people across the county, state, and nation headed out to the polls.

And with key races on the ballot, along with hot button issues on the line, it was more important than ever to vote and make every voice heard.

Here in Zanesville and Muskingum County, polling locations across the area opened their doors at 6:30 this morning for the 2022 General Election.

Voters out at the Muskingum County Center for Seniors location say the process was quick and they were able to easily cast their votes at a time they’re needed the most.

“There’s a lot of stuff going on where we the people really need to express our opinions and exercise our rights as citizens of the United States,” voter Maxine Knight told us.

“It’s your civic duty. I’ve been doing this I’m 64 years old , I’ve been doing it ever since I’ve been 18 years old,” another voter, Joseph R Sanders Jr said.

Among races this election are the heated race for the U.S Senate between Democrat-nominee Tim Ryan and Republican-nominee J.D Vance, as well current Governor Mike DeWine’s re-election bid and multiple supreme court seats up for grabs.

Although many across the country are starkly divided, both sides are united in their hope for change for a better future.

“Hopefully we can make some changes in how some things are going right now,” Sanders Jr added.

“It’s part of being a citizen and if you want to affect the outcome of your life and policies, you need to come and express your opinions in the voting booth,” voter David Briggs told us.

If you haven’t voted yet, there is still time, polls close at 7:30 Tuesday evening.

To find your polling location, visit the Muskingum County Board of Elections website or

Maggie Warren
Maggie was born and raised in Speedway, Indiana where she developed her love and passion for weather, IndyCar and F1, hockey, and baseball, especially the Detroit Red Wings and the Cincinnati Reds. When she's not at work, she enjoys binge-watching her favorite tv shows, writing, hiking, and doing pretty much any outdoor activity! Maggie graduated from Ball State University, where she majored in meteorology/climatology, in Fall 2020. While at Ball State, she was a member of the Storm Chase Team and Cardinal Weather Service. She is also a member of the American Meteorological Society. She loves exploring new places, so if you have any recommendations of places she should visit, let her know! And if you see her around town, don't be shy, say hi!