111-20-04 Duties.

(A) Members of the SOSAB shall advise the secretary of state by exercising a majority vote as to the following matters:

(1) Reviews of draft directives and advisories, with a member of the SOSAB transmitting its advice or recommendations to the secretary within five days of its review, for the purpose of assisting in and improving the application, implementation, and impact of directives and advisories issued by the secretary;

(2) Advice for the secretary as to the secretary's decision on tie votes of boards of elections pursuant to sections 3501.05 , 3501.06 and 3501.11 of the Revised Code as referred to the SOSAB by the secretary, with a member of the SOSAB transmitting its advice or recommendations to the secretary within two days of its decision;

(3) Advice as to matters involving the appointment, suspension or removal of members of boards of elections pursuant to sections 3501.07 and 3501.16 of the Revised Code as referred to the SOSAB by the secretary, with a member of the SOSAB transmitting its advice or recommendations to the secretary within five days of its decision;

(4) Advice as to matters involving the suspension or removal of directors or deputy directors of boards of elections pursuant to section 3501.16 of the Revised Code as referred to the SOSAB by the secretary, with a member of the SOSAB transmitting its advice or recommendations to the secretary within five days of its decision.

(B) After any vote taken by the SOSAB, any member or combination of members who did not vote with the majority may separately transmit advice or recommendations to the secretary within five days of the decision of the SOSAB, except in the cases of tie votes of boards of elections, within two days of the decision of the SOSAB.

(C) All written advice or recommendations of the SOSAB or of its members regarding a matter upon which the SOSAB or its members have provided advice or recommendations shall be posted on the secretary of state's website within one business day of receipt by the secretary.

(D) Whether or not the secretary refers a directive or advisory to the SOSAB for its advice, a copy of each draft directive or advisory shall be transmitted by portable document format (PDF) and electronic mail to each member of the SOSAB before being posted for public comment pursuant to section 3501.053 of the Revised Code or being issued as a temporary directive or as an advisory.

(E) The SOSAB has no duty or authority to review, prepare, or submit advice or recommendations regarding directives and advisories required by court order.

(F) The secretary may submit any other matter to the SOSAB for its review and recommendations at the secretary's sole discretion.

Effective: 01/07/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3501.04 , 3501.05
Rule Amplifies: 3501.04 , 3501.05 , 3501.053 , 3501.06 , 3501.07 , 3501.11 , 3501.16