The board of elections with which a petition has been filed under section 6105.18 of the Revised Code, after determining that the petition is in proper form and is signed by at least two hundred qualified electors residing within the territorial boundaries of the watershed district, shall, on or before the ninetieth day before the day of the election at which the question of dissolving the district is to be submitted to the electors, certify to the board of elections of each watershed county the question of whether or not the district shall be dissolved.
The board of elections of each of such counties shall place such question on the questions and issues ballot, to be voted at such election by the electors of the county residing within the territorial boundaries of the district, by placing on such ballot the words "For continuing the existence of (name of the district to be here inserted)" and "Against continuing the existence of (name of the district to be here inserted)," with a square before each proposition and a direction to record the vote in the square before one or the other of said propositions as the voter favors or opposes the dissolution of the district.
The vote on the question of the dissolution of the district shall be counted and canvassed in the same manner as the vote for candidates for district office are counted and canvassed.
The board of elections with which the petition was originally filed shall certify the results of such election.
If a majority of the electors voting upon the proposition vote against continuing the existence of the district, the district shall be dissolved as of the thirty-first day of December immediately thereafter.
If a majority of the electors voting upon the proposition vote for continuing the existence of the district, no further referendum shall be held on the same proposition for a period of three years.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.29,HB 48, §1, eff. 7/2/2010.
Effective Date: 08-22-1995