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Section 705.03 | Form of ballot in submitting question of organizing under plan.


In submitting to the electors of any municipal corporation the question of organizing under any one of the plans of government provided in sections 705.41 to 705.86, inclusive, of the Revised Code, the board of elections shall have printed on the ballots the following question:

"Shall the (name the plan) plan of government, as provided in chapter ________ section ________ of the Revised Code be adopted?" Immediately following such question there shall be printed on the ballots the following propositions in the order here set forth:

"For the adoption of the (_______________) plan."

"Against the adoption of the (________________) plan."

When the question is on the adoption of the federal plan of government there shall also be submitted the question: "For councilmen-at-large," and "For councilmen-by-wards."

There shall also be printed on the ballots at any such election the following supplementary proposition:

"For the adoption of the recall;"

"Against the adoption of the recall."

Immediately to the left of each of the propositions shall be placed a square in which the electors may vote for or against any such propositions.

At least thirty days prior to any such election, the board shall mail a copy of the proposed plan of government and the supplementary propositions to each elector of the municipal corporation whose name appears on the pollbooks or registration books of the last general election, and each such copy shall contain, on the front cover thereof, a facsimile ballot and the date and hours of the election.

Any elector may, at least forty days prior to such election, file with such board a written argument of not more than three hundred words, for or against any proposed plan of government or for or against any other proposition submitted, and, upon payment of the cost of printing, the board shall have such written argument printed and a copy thereof mailed with the copy of the proposed plan to each elector, or otherwise distributed to every voter as far as practicable.

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