The election provided for in section 3523.01 of the Revised Code shall be by ballot, which may be separate from any ballot to be used at the same election. Such ballot shall first state the substance of the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States. This shall be followed by appropriate instructions to the voter. It shall then contain perpendicular columns of equal width, headed respectively in plain type, "for ratification," "against ratification," and "unpledged." In the column headed "for ratification" shall be placed the names of the nominees nominated as in favor of ratification. In the column headed "against ratification" shall be placed the names of the nominees nominated as against ratification. In the column headed "unpledged" shall be placed the names of the nominees nominated as unpledged. The voter shall indicate the voter's choice by making one or more punches or marks in the appropriate spaces provided on the ballot. No ballot shall be held void because any such punch or mark is irregular in character. The ballot shall be so arranged that the voter may, by making a single punch or mark, vote for the entire group of nominees whose names are comprised in any column. The ballot shall be in substantially the following form:
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
Delegates to the convention to ratify the proposed amendment.
The congress has proposed an amendment to the Constitution of the United States which provides (insert here the substance of the proposed amendment).
The congress has also proposed that the said amendment shall be ratified by conventions in the states.
INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS
Do not vote for more than fifty-two candidates.
To vote for all candidates in favor of ratification, or for all candidates against ratification, or for all candidates who intend to remain unpledged, make a mark in the CIRCLE. If you do this, make no other mark. To vote for an individual candidate make a mark in the SQUARE at the left of the name.
For Ratification Against Ratification Unpledged
O O O
[ ]John Doe [ ]Charles Coe [ ]Daniel De Foe
[ ]Richard Doe [ ]Michael Moe [ ]Louis St Loe
All rights on the part of lists of candidates to name observers in the polling places shall be the same as those under Title XXXV of the Revised Code.
The fifty-two nominees who receive the highest number of votes shall be delegates to the convention.
Cite as R.C. § 3523.05
History. Effective Date: 06-29-1961; 05-02-2006