(A) Nominations of candidates for election of successors to fill expired terms of district supervisors, or unexpired terms, where an election is required pursuant to section 1515.05 of the Revised Code, shall be declared valid upon meeting one of the following:
(1) Nomination is made not less than forty-five days before the time of the conduct of the election by a three-member nominating committee appointed by the chairman of the existing duly-elected district board of supervisors. The nominating committee shall consist of a continuing member of the existing district board and two other persons who are knowledgeable of the district.
(2) Nomination is by a county resident seeking nomination submitting a candidate nomination petition with ten valid signatures, of individuals who are eighteen years of age or older, or who own or occupy land within the district where the election is to occur, not less than thirty-five days prior to the conduct of the election.
(B) Candidates nominated by the nominating committee and all candidates with valid candidate petitions shall be listed in alphabetical order on the ballot provided by the Ohio soil and water conservation commission.
(C) Nominees duly elected shall be administered an oath of office, as prescribed by the Ohio soil and water conservation commission, preceding or upon taking office.