Voting machines, marking devices, and automatic tabulating equipment may be adopted for use in elections in any county in the following manner:
(A) By the board of elections;
(B) By the board of county commissioners of such county on the recommendation of the board of elections;
(C) By the affirmative vote of a majority of the electors of such county voting upon the question of the adoption of such equipment in such county.
If a petition signed by electors equal in number to two per cent of the total votes cast in the county for the office of governor at the most recent general election for that office is filed with the board of elections, such board shall submit to the electors of such county at the next general election occurring not less than ninety days thereafter the question "Shall voting machines, marking devices, and automatic tabulating equipment be adopted in the county of ........................?" Upon the filing of such petition, the board of elections shall forthwith notify the board of county commissioners, and the board of county commissioners shall forthwith determine whether it would prefer to purchase or lease such equipment in whole or in part for cash and if so whether it will be necessary or advisable to issue bonds to provide funds for the purchase of such equipment, if adopted. If the board of county commissioners determines that it is necessary or advisable to issue bonds therefor, it shall by resolution provide for the submission on the same ballot, but as a separate issue, the question of issuing such bonds. The question of issuing such bonds shall be submitted as required by division (A) of section 3506.03 of the Revised Code.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.29,HB 48, §1, eff. 7/2/2010.
Effective Date: 08-22-1995