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(123rd General Assembly)(House Bill Number 228)
To amend section 3505.11 of the Revised Code to allow a board of elections to
choose to have a reduced number of ballots prepared
for an election and to
require a board that so chooses to supply additional ballots
to a precinct on
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:
SECTION 1 . That section 3505.11 of the Revised Code be amended to read as
Sec. 3505.11. (A) The ballots, with the stubs attached, shall
be bound into tablets for each precinct, which tablets shall
contain at least one per cent more ballots than the total
registration in the precinct, except as otherwise provided in
division (B) of this section Upon the covers of
shall be written, printed, or stamped the designation of the
precinct for which the ballots have been prepared. All official
ballots shall be printed uniformly upon the same kind and quality
of paper , and shall be of the same shape, size, and type.
Electors who have failed to respond within thirty days to
any confirmation notice shall not be counted in determining the
number of ballots to be printed under this section.
(B)(1) A board of elections may choose to provide ballots on
demand. If a board so chooses, the board shall have prepared for each
precinct at least five per cent more ballots for an election than the number
specified below for that kind of election:
(a) For a primary election or a special election held on the day
of a primary election, the total number of electors in that precinct who voted
in the primary election held four years previously;
(b) For a general election or a special election held on the day
of a general election, the total number of electors in that precinct who voted
in the general election held four years previously;
(c) For a special election held at any time other than on the day
of a primary or general election, the total number of electors in that
precinct who voted in the most recent primary or general election, whichever
of those elections occurred in the precinct most recently.
(2) If, after the board complies with the requirements of division
(B)(1) of this section, the election officials of a precinct
determine that the precinct will not have enough ballots to enable all the
qualified electors in the precinct who wish to vote at a particular election
to do so, the officials shall request that the board provide additional
ballots, and the board shall provide enough additional ballots, to that
in a timely manner so that all qualified electors in that precinct who wish to
vote at that election may do so.
SECTION 2 . That existing section 3505.11 of the Revised Code is hereby