1515-3-04 Election conduct (successor elections).

(A) Elections shall be conducted by the Ohio soil and water conservation commission or its officially designated agents in accordance with procedures set forth by such commission.

(B) Results of elections of successors shall be entered upon the election result form prescribed by the Ohio soil and water conservation commission. The form shall provide a tally of votes cast for each eligible candidate, total number of voters registered, designation of successful candidates and certification by the tellers of the election results as recorded on the election report form. All ballots cast and registration forms shall be delivered to the commission by the officially-designated agent conducting the election. Such ballots and registration forms shall be held at least sixty days after such election, after which they may be destroyed, provided a challenge of such election has not been filed with the Ohio soil and water conservation commission.

(C) The breaking of a tie, resulting from two or more candidates receiving an equal number of votes for one of the expired terms shall be accomplished by lot (flip of a coin). The Ohio soil and water conservation commission or its designated agent shall break the tie by lot in the presence of the affected candidates and two of the designated tellers for the election. The lot result shall be certified by the commission or its agent and attested to by the tellers witnessing the lot.

(D) A candidate may request a recount of the votes cast by so informing the Ohio soil and water conservation commission or its designated agent no later than ten days following the announcement of the election results. The commission or its designated agent shall set a time and place for conducting such a recount and so inform the concerned parties and election tellers. Recounts shall be open to public observance. Recount notice does not require giving a due notice. Recount results will be utilized by the commission in the determination of the official election results and the commission's determination shall be final.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/24/2004 and 05/24/2009

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 1515.02

Rule Amplifies: 1515.02

Prior Effective Dates: 1-2-77