Rule 901:13-3-01 | Nominations (successor elections).
(A) Nominations of candidates for election of successors to fill expired terms of district supervisors, or unexpired terms, where an election is required pursuant to section 940.04 of the Revised Code, shall be declared valid upon meeting one of the following:
(1) Nomination is made at least forty-five days before the election is scheduled to occur by a three-member nominating committee appointed by the chairman of the existing duly-elected district board of supervisors. The nominating committee shall consist of a continuing member of the existing district board and two other persons who are knowledgeable of the district.
(2) Nomination is made by a county resident seeking nomination by submitting a candidate nomination petition, which is available on the Ohio department of agriculture's website www.agri.ohio.gov, with ten valid signatures at least thirty-five days before the election is scheduled to occur.
(3) For the purposes of a candidate nomination petition, signatures shall be valid if they are from individuals who:
(a) Are eighteen years of age or older; and
(b) Own or occupy land within the district where the election is to occur.
(B) All candidates successfully nominated in accordance with paragraph (A) of this rule shall be listed in alphabetical order on the ballot provided by the Ohio soil and water conservation commission.
(C) Nominees duly elected shall be administered an oath of office as prescribed by the Ohio soil and water conservation commission, preceding or upon taking office.