503.161 Change of township name election.

(A) A board of township trustees, by a unanimous vote, may adopt a resolution causing the board of elections to submit to the electors of the unincorporated area of the township the question of whether the township's name should be changed.

(B) The electors of the unincorporated area of a township may petition the board of township trustees to adopt a resolution causing the board of elections to submit to the electors the question of whether the township's name should be changed. Upon receipt of a petition signed by twenty per cent of the electors of the unincorporated area of the township, as determined by the total number of votes cast in that area for the office of governor at the preceding general election for that office, the board of township trustees shall adopt such a resolution.

(C) The question of whether the township's name should be changed shall be voted upon at the next primary or general election occurring at least ninety days after the certification of the resolution adopted under division (A) or (B) of this section to the board of elections.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.29, HB 48, §1, eff. 7/2/2010.

Effective Date: 11-02-1999