731.36 Prohibited practices relative to petitions.

No person shall, directly or indirectly:

(A) Willfully misrepresent the contents of any initiative or referendum petition;

(B) Pay or offer to pay any elector anything of value for signing an initiative or referendum petition;

(C) Promise to help another person to obtain appointment to any office provided for by the constitution or laws of this state or by the ordinances of any municipal corporation, or to any position or employment in the service of the state or any political subdivision thereof as a consideration for obtaining signatures to an initiative or referendum petition;

(D) Obtain signatures to any initiative or referendum petition as a consideration for the assistance or promise of assistance of another person in securing an appointment to any office or position provided for by the constitution or laws of this state or by the ordinance of any municipal corporation therein, or employment in the service of the state or any subdivision thereof;

(E) Alter, add to, or erase any signatures or names on the parts of a petition after such parts have been filed with the city auditor or village clerk;

(F) Fail to file the sworn itemized statement required in section 731.35 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953