In submitting to the electors of any county the question of adopting an alternative form of county government whereby any members of the board of county commissioners are elected by district, the board of elections shall submit the question in language substantially as follows:
"Shall the county of . . . . . . . . adopt the form of county government known as the county (name of plan) plan with a board of (number) county commissioners, of which (number) shall be elected at large and (number) shall be elected by districts, as provided for in sections 302.01 to 302.24 , inclusive, of the Revised Code, under which form each county commissioner shall receive annual compensation equal to (number) per cent of that provided in section 325.10 of the Revised Code?
( ) For adoption of the county (name of plan) plan.
( ) Against adoption of the county (name of plan) plan."
The proposition for such alternative form shall establish the percentage of the annual compensation provided in section 325.10 of the Revised Code which each county commissioner shall receive as annual compensation in lieu of the amount provided in section 325.10 of the Revised Code.
If the proposition for the alternative form fails to divide the county into county commissioner districts, the board of elections shall divide the county into such districts in the manner provided in section 302.082 of the Revised Code, within forty-five days prior to the election on the question of adopting an alternative form.
At least forty-five days prior to the election thereon the board of county commissioners shall cause a copy of the alternative form to be distributed to each elector of the county so far as may be reasonably possible. The board of elections shall display a map indicating the boundaries of each county commissioner district, in a conspicuous place at each polling place at such election. Immediately following such election the board of elections shall file a certificate of the results thereof with the secretary of state.
Cite as R.C. § 302.041
History. Effective Date: 12-13-1967