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Section 705.31 | Preparation of ballots.


The ballots used in all elections provided for in sections 705.01 to 705.92, inclusive, of the Revised Code, shall be without party marks or designations. The names of candidates on such ballots shall be printed in rotation as follows:

(A) The ballots shall be printed in as many series as there are candidates for the office for which there is the greatest number of candidates.

(B) The whole number of ballots to be printed shall be divided by the number of series and the quotient so obtained shall be the number of ballots in each series.

(C) In printing the first series of ballots the names of candidates for each office shall be arranged in alphabetical order under the title thereof.

(D) After printing the first series the first name in each list of candidates for the various offices shall be placed last in such list and the next series printed, and the process shall be so repeated until each name in the largest list of candidates has been printed first an equal number of times.

(E) Such ballots shall then be combined in tablets, so as to have the fewest possible ballots having the same order of names printed thereon together in the same tablet.

(F) The ballots shall, in all other respects, conform as nearly as possible to the ballots prescribed by the general election laws.

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