3501.12 Compensation of board members.

(A) The annual compensation of members of the board of elections shall be determined on the basis of the population of the county according to the next preceding federal census, and shall be paid monthly out of the appropriations made to the board and upon vouchers or payrolls certified by the chairperson, or a member of the board designated by it, and countersigned by the director or in the director's absence by the deputy director. Upon presentation of any such voucher or payroll, the county auditor shall issue a warrant upon the county treasurer for the amount thereof as in the case of vouchers or payrolls for county offices and the treasurer shall pay such warrant.

(B) In calendar year 2015, the amount of annual compensation of each member of the board of elections shall be as follows:

(1) Ninety-two dollars and eighty-nine cents for each full one thousand of the first one hundred thousand population;

(2) Forty-four dollars and twenty-six cents for each full one thousand of the second one hundred thousand population;

(3) Twenty-four dollars and four cents for each full one thousand of the third one hundred thousand population;

(4) Seven dollars and thirty-seven cents for each full one thousand above three hundred thousand population.

(C) In calendar year 2015, the compensation of a member of the board shall not be less than three thousand six hundred eighty-seven dollars and shall not exceed twenty-one thousand eight hundred fifty-five dollars annually.

(D) In calendar year 2016, the annual compensation of each member of the board shall be computed after increasing the dollar amounts specified in divisions (B) and (C) of this section by five per cent. Such compensation shall not be less than four thousand eight hundred thirty dollars.

(E) In calendar year 2017, the annual compensation of each member of the board shall be computed after increasing the dollar amounts specified in division (D) of this section by five per cent. Such compensation shall not be less than six thousand dollars.

(F) In calendar year 2018 and thereafter, the annual compensation of each member of the board shall be the dollar amounts computed under division (E) of this section.

For the purposes of this section, members of boards of elections shall be deemed to be appointed and not elected, and therefore not subject to Section 20 of Article II of the Ohio Constitution.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.

Effective Date: 12-08-2000