MOUNT VERNON — Filing petitions have now been certified, leaving Knox County residents with some choices to make during the general election Nov. 3.
In a story which appeared on Page 1A in Monday’s edition of the News, it should have been noted that Lacie Blankenhorn is also a candidate for Monroe Township Trustee. Candidates for Gambier Village Council are Audra Cubie, Lee Cubie, Liz Forman, Betsy Heer and B. Noble Jones. Candidates for Martinsburg Village Council are Joseph Black, George Hewitt and Donna Johnson. Also, the deadline for voter registration is Oct. 5.
According to Kim Horn, director of the Knox County Board of Elections, petitions were due Aug. 20. BOE staff had one week to verify signatures and addresses to certify the petitions.
“Addresses and signatures are compared to voter records,” Horn said. “It has to match the address and signature on file.”
In addition, those seeking office must have their home address verified to make sure they reside in the proper jurisdiction.
According to Horn, 13 petitions were not certified.
“There were signatures of people who weren’t registered. Sometimes addresses don’t match. We can’t accept those,” Horn said.
Those with certified petitions are:
Mount Vernon 1st Ward — Burt Hanson and Jay R. Maners.
Mount Vernon 2nd Ward — Chuck Dice.
Mount Vernon 3rd Ward — Nancy R. Vail.
Mount Vernon 4th Ward — John Fair
Mount Vernon At-Large — Tyler Fehrman, Bruce E. Hawkins, Michael P. Hillier and Rebecca L. Jordan.
Mount Vernon City Council President — John Booth.
Clay Township Fiscal Officer — Dedra Kidwell.
College Township Fiscal Officer — Martha M. Rambo.
Jefferson Township Fiscal Officer — Rebecca Holt and Kim Rice.
Martinsburg Mayor — Richard Berle DeNune and Jimmy R. St. Clair.
Centerburg Board of Education — R. Leroy Bumpus, Shawn Christy, Roger Clark, Terrie Lewis, Nicole L. McVicker and Jason Rogers.
Danville Board of Education — Charles R. Bratton and Andrea D. Iverso.
East Knox Board of Education — Craig R. Campbell, Robert L. Durbin, Renee McDaniel and Kyle D. Ogilbee.
Fredericktown Board of Education — James Blanchard, Mark Bombardier, Charles P. Streby, Brian Tucker, Betty Weller and Brandon Zolman.
Knox County Educational Service Center — Kenneth Ray Boeshart and Judy C. Klavins.
Mount Vernon Board of Education — Paula Barone, Steven R. Hughes, Robert L. Kirk, Stephen L. Thompson and Ian Watson.
Mount Vernon Treasurer — James C. Shipley.
Berlin Township Trustee — Stephen L. Bechtel and Shaun Stephen.
Brown Township Trustee — Steven R. Bratton and Brian E. Durbin.
Butler Township Trustee — Douglas G. Beckley, Jeffrey Frost, Louie McDonald, Caroll E. Rinehart and Brian A. Wise.
Clay Township Trustee — Bruce Conard, Dennis Dugan and Ethan Hardesty.
Clinton Township Trustee — Terry King, Michael Nauman and C. Eugene Phillips.
College Township Trustee — Barry Bowden, Thomas J. Hoffman, James V. Ingerham and Angie Small.
Harrison Township Trustee — Bob Elliot, John Norris and Stacey C. Sullins.
Hilliar Township Trustee — Hugh A. Dick, Roger L. Hall, Don McCracken and Richard Nichols.
Howard Township Trustee — Paul E. Chapman, Craig A. Gilmore, Gregory E. Lawson and Ron Simpson.
Jackson Township Trustee — Dennis Clagget, Missy Clagget, James L. Dugan and Bernard Eugene Maharg II.
Jefferson Township Trustee — Michael L. Kauffman, Steve Kauffman, Marty Rice and Ray Williams.
Liberty Township Trustee — Patti J. Frazee.
Middlebury Township Trustee — Alan Albright, R. Dave Daniels, Randy Gearheart, Kim L. Hathaway and Mark A. Hulse.
Milford Township Trustee — Dennis Bartley, Tim Eyster, David Kirschner and Richard A. Litzenberg.
Miller Township Trustee — Tom Bumpus, Roger A. McConnell and Lynn G. Rowe.
Monroe Township Trustee — Monroe Blackburn, Neil Bower and William B. Pursel.
Morgan Township Trustee — Troy J. Rodeniser.
Morris Township Trustee — Terrance E. Maloney and Encil R. Mills.
Pike Township Trustee — Stephen David Crunkilton and Roy Tuggle Jr.
Pleasant Township Trustee — James Hughes, Kevin W. Scott, Chad Sims and D. Ronald Skinner.
Union Township Trustee — Ted Bratton, Jeffery C. Davis, Thomas R. Ridgeway and Carl C. Strausbaugh.
Wayne Township Trustee — Jim Braddock, Jim Tharp and Grover C. Wilkinson.
Centerburg Village Council — David R. Beck, Jerry Hess, Aimee Humphrey, Diana Stockmaster and Jack Tucker.
Danville Village Council — Richard E. Dusthimer, Michael L. Waldeck and Brad Walls.
Fredericktown Village Council — David C. Glass, Alan D. Kintner and James D. Tharp.
Oct. 5 is the deadline to register to vote for the 2009 general election.
“Even if you’ve just moved across the street you need to come in and register,” Horn said.
A driver’s license or photo ID is required to vote. Those seeking voter registration must be American citizens and at least 18 years old by Nov. 3.
In addition to the board of elections office at 117 E. High St., registration is accepted at any branch of the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Knox County Job & Family Services, area high school offices and the Apple Valley Property Owners Association.
Early voting begins Sept. 29; the deadline to request absentee ballots is Oct. 5.
BOE office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office will remain open on Oct. 5 until 9 p.m.