In a county in which there is a county agricultural society indebted fifteen thousand dollars or more, and such society has purchased a fairground or title to such fairground is vested in fee in the county, the board of county commissioners, upon the presentation of a petition signed by not less than five hundred resident electors of the county praying for the submission to the electors of the county of the question whether or not county bonds shall be issued and sold to liquidate such indebtedness, shall, by resolution within ten days thereafter, fix a date, which shall be within thirty days, upon which the question of issuing and selling such bonds, in the necessary amount and denomination, shall be submitted to the electors of the county. The board also shall cause a copy of such resolution to be certified to the county board of elections and such board of elections, within ten days after such certification, shall proceed to make the necessary arrangements for the submission of such question to such electors at the time fixed by such resolution.
Such election shall be held at the regular places of voting in the county and shall be conducted, canvassed, and certified, except as otherwise provided by law, as are elections of county officers. The county board of elections must give fifteen days' notice of such submission by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the county once a week for two consecutive weeks or as provided in section 7.16 of the Revised Code, stating the amount of bonds to be issued, the purpose for which they are to be issued, and the time and places of holding such election. Those who vote in favor of the proposition shall have written or printed on their ballots "for the issue of bonds" and those who vote against it shall have written or printed on their ballots "against the issue of bonds." If a majority of those voting upon the question of issuing the bonds vote in favor thereof, then and only then shall they be issued and the tax provided for in section 1711.20 of the Revised Code be levied.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28,HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953