Section 4301.356 | Election and form of ballots contesting community facility.
If a petition is filed under section 4301.334 of the Revised Code for the submission of the question set forth in this section, an election shall be held in the municipal corporation or unincorporated area of a township as ordered by the board of elections under that section.
Except as otherwise provided in this section, if the legislative authority of a municipal corporation in whose territory, or the board of township trustees of a township in whose unincorporated area, a community facility is located submits, not later than four p.m. of the ninetieth day before the day of a general election or a special election held on a day on which a primary election may be held, to the board of elections of the county in which the community facility is located an ordinance or resolution requesting the submission of the question set forth in this section to the electors of the municipal corporation or unincorporated area of the township, the board of elections shall order that an election be held on that question in the municipal corporation or the unincorporated area of the township on the day of the next general election or the next special election held on a day on which a primary election may be held, whichever occurs first. The legislative authority or board of township trustees shall submit the name and address of any permit holder who would be affected by the results of the election to the board of elections at the same time it submits the ordinance or resolution. The board of elections, within five days after receiving the name and address, shall give notice by certified mail to each permit holder that it has received the ordinance or resolution. Failure of the legislative authority or board of township trustees to supply the name and address of each permit holder to the board of elections invalidates the effect of the ordinance or resolution.
At the election, the following question shall be submitted to the electors of the municipal corporation or unincorporated area of a township:
"Shall the sale of beer and intoxicating liquor be permitted on all days of the week, including Sunday, at __________ (insert name of community facility), a community facility as defined by section 4301.01 of the Revised Code, and located at ________ (insert the address of the community facility and, if the community facility is a community entertainment district, the boundaries of the district, as set forth in the petition)?"
The board of elections shall furnish printed ballots at the election as provided under section 3505.06 of the Revised Code, except that a separate ballot shall be used for the election under this section. The question set forth in this section shall be printed on each ballot, and the board shall insert in the question appropriate words to complete it, subject to the approval of the secretary of state. Votes shall be cast as provided under section 3505.06 of the Revised Code.
Last updated January 13, 2022 at 12:05 PM