4301.39 Notification and results of local option elections.

(A) When the board of elections of any county determines that a petition for a local option election presented pursuant to section 4301.33 , 4301.331 , 4301.332 , 4301.333 , 4303.29 , or 4305.14 of the Revised Code is sufficient, it shall forthwith, by mail, notify the division of liquor control of the fact that the petition has been filed and approved by it. Upon the determination of the results of any such election, the board shall forthwith notify the division by mail of the result and shall forward with the notice a plat of the precinct in which the election was held and, if applicable, shall separately identify the portion of the precinct affected by the election.

(B) On the plat of a precinct forwarded with the results of an election that was held under section 4301.35 , 4301.351 , 4301.353 , 4301.354 , or 4303.29 of the Revised Code, the board shall show and designate all of the streets and highways in the precinct or relevant portion of the precinct.

(C) On the plat of a precinct forwarded with the results of an election that was held under section 4301.352 of the Revised Code, the board shall show and designate all of the following:

(1) All of the streets and highways in the precinct;

(2) The permit premises designated in the petition that was filed under section 4301.331 of the Revised Code;

(3) A class C or D permit holder's personal or corporate name and, if it is different from the permit holder's personal or corporate name, the name of the business conducted by the permit holder on the designated premises;

(4) The address of the designated premises.

(D) On the plat of a precinct forwarded with the results of an election that was held under section 4301.355 of the Revised Code, the board shall show and designate all of the following:

(1) All streets and highways in the precinct;

(2) The address of the particular location within the precinct to which the election results will apply as designated in the petition that was filed under section 4301.333 of the Revised Code;

(3) The name of the applicant for the issuance or transfer of the liquor permit, of the holder of the liquor permit, or of the liquor agency store, including any trade or fictitious names under which the applicant, holder, or operator intends to, or does, do business at the particular location, as designated in the petition that was filed under section 4301.333 of the Revised Code.

(E) With the results of an election that was held under section 4301.356 of the Revised Code, the board shall designate both of the following:

(1) Each permit premises designated in the petition;

(2) Each class C or D permit holder's personal or corporate name and, if it is different from the personal or corporate name, the name of the business conducted by the permit holder on the designated premises.

(F) If an application for recount is filed with the board pursuant to section 3515.02 of the Revised Code or if an election contest is commenced pursuant to section 3515.09 of the Revised Code, the board shall send written notice of the recount or contest, by certified mail, to the superintendent of liquor control within two days from the date of the filing of the application for recount or the commencement of an election contest. Upon the final determination of an election recount or contest, the board shall send notice of the final determination, by certified mail, to the superintendent and the liquor control commission.

(G) If, as the result of a local option election held pursuant to section 4301.35 , 4301.351 , 4301.353 , 4301.354 , 4303.29 , or 4305.14 of the Revised Code, the use of a permit is made partially unlawful, the division shall, within thirty days after receipt of the final notice of the result of the election, pick up the permit, amend it by inserting appropriate restrictions on it, and forthwith reissue it without charge or refund to the permit holder, unless, prior to thirty days after receipt of the final notice of the result of the election, both of the following occur:

(1) A petition is filed with the board pursuant to section 4301.333 of the Revised Code;

(2) A copy of the petition filed with the board pursuant to section 4301.333 of the Revised Code, bearing the file stamp of the board, is filed with the superintendent of liquor control.

If both of those conditions are met, the results of the election held pursuant to section 4301.35 , 4301.351 , 4301.353 , 4301.354 , 4303.29 , or 4305.14 of the Revised Code shall not take effect as to the liquor permit holder specified in the petition filed pursuant to section 4301.333 of the Revised Code until the earlier of a determination by the board and receipt of notification by the superintendent of liquor control of notice that the petition is invalid or receipt by the superintendent of final notice of the result of an election held pursuant to section 4301.355 of the Revised Code concerning the holder of the liquor permit that resulted in a majority "no" vote.

(H) If, as the result of a local option election, except a local option election held pursuant to section 4301.352 of the Revised Code, the use of a permit is made wholly unlawful, the permit holder may, within thirty days after the certification of that final result by the board to the division, deliver the permit holder's permit to the division for safekeeping as provided in section 4303.272 of the Revised Code, or the permit holder may avail itself of the remedy set forth in divisions (G)(1) and (2) of this section. In such event, the results of the election shall not take effect as to the liquor permit holder specified in the petition pursuant to section 4301.333 of the Revised Code until the earlier of a determination by the board and receipt by the superintendent of liquor control of notice that the petition is invalid or receipt by the superintendent of the final notice of the result of an election held pursuant to section 4301.355 of the Revised Code concerning the holder of the liquor permit that resulted in a majority "no" vote.

Effective Date: 07-23-2004