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Section 2101.44 | Conduct of election - form of ballot - returns and canvass.


The election upon the question of combining the probate court and the court of common pleas shall be conducted as provided for the election of county officers.

The board of elections shall provide separate ballots, tally sheets, blanks, stationery, and all such other supplies as may be necessary in the conduct of such election.

Ballots shall be printed with an affirmative and negative statement thereon, as follows:

The probate court and the court of common pleas shall be combined.
The probate court and the court of common pleas shall not be combined.

Returns of said election shall be made and canvassed at the same time and in the same manner as an election for county officers. The board shall certify the result of said election to the secretary of state, to the probate judge of said county, and to the judge of the court of common pleas, and such result shall be spread upon the journal of the probate court and of the court of common pleas.

If a majority of the votes cast at such an election are in favor of combining said courts, such courts shall stand combined upon determination of the fact that a majority of the persons voting upon the question of the combination of such courts voted in favor of such combination.

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