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Section 3506.08 | Printed ballot card specifications.


When a marking device designed for use with printed ballot cards has been approved by the secretary of state pursuant to section 3506.05 of the Revised Code, the secretary of state shall for each election prescribe specifications for the printing of such ballot cards that will present to voters the same information with respect to candidates, offices, questions, and issues obtainable from paper ballots for the same election prepared pursuant to Chapter 3505. of the Revised Code.

Each ballot card shall have attached two stubs, each of the width of the ballot and each at least one-half inch in length, except that, if the board of elections has an alternate method to account for the ballots that the secretary of state has authorized, each ballot card may have only one stub that shall be the width of the ballot and not less than one-half inch in length. In the case of ballot cards with two stubs, the stubs shall be separated from the ballot card and from each other by perforated lines. One stub shall be known as Stub A and shall have printed on its face "Stub A" and "Consecutive Number _____" The other stub shall be known as Stub B and shall have printed on its face "Stub B" and "Consecutive Number _____" and the instructions to the voter which shall be printed in upper and lower case ten point type. Each ballot card of each kind of ballot provided for use in each precinct shall be numbered consecutively by printing such number upon both of the stubs attached thereto. The board of elections may order the ballot type, part, rotation series, and the precinct designation printed and pre-punched at the top of each ballot card. This information shall be separated from the remaining portion of the ballot card.

The secretary of state shall further prescribe the supplementary means, whether paper ballots, ballot envelopes, or other, by which a voter may write in the names of candidates whose names do not appear on the ballot.

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