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Step 2: Pick-Up Petition and Other Materials

The petitioner – not the board of elections or any of its employees – determines which local liquor option question to place on the ballot. (See Choosing Local Liquor Option Election Questions) The petitioner is responsible for obtaining the appropriate petitions and other forms by a date far enough in advance of the targeted election to allow the petitioner sufficient time to meet all the statutory requirements, including the statutory filing deadline 75 days before the election.

The board of elections must provide the petitioner with the following materials:

          1. Petition (Form 5-R);

2. Affidavit of Intended Use (Form 5-N);

3. Guide to Local Liquor Option Elections: Sales of Intoxicating Liquor and Beer”; and

4. Certificate of Required Number of Signatures (Form 5-F), bearing the minimum number of valid signatures necessary to place the question on the ballot, which must be issued to the petitioner within 15 days after the petitioner’s request. Form 5-R must be signed by at least the number of registered voters of the precinct that is equal to at least 35 percent of the total number of votes cast in that precinct for the office of governor in the most recent gubernatorial election.

Note: A circulator of a local liquor option petition is not required to be an elector or resident of the state of Ohio.

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