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liquors, or shall the Constitution prohibit the licensing of the traffic in intoxicating liquors?"
Signature of nominee for candidate. Statement No. 2. I hereby state to the people of Ohio, as well as to the people of my county, that I am not in favor of the separate submission to the people, as a separate part of the Constitution, of the alternative questions: “Shall the Constitution provide for the licensing of the traffic in intoxicating liquors, or shall the Constitution prohibit the licensing of the traffic in intoxicating liquors?"
Signature of nominee for candidate. When either of said statements is signed by the candidate or candidates, and the petition nominating said candidate or candidates is thereafter found by the board of deputy state supervisors of elections to be valid in all respects, then over the name of such candidates as placed upon the ballot as a heading [sic], in case said candidate signed statement No. 1, there shall be printed the words: “Favors separate submission license clause.” In case said candidate signed statement No. 2, there shall be printed on the ballot as a heading over the name of said candidate:“Opposes separate submission license clause."
Sec. 12. Nominating petitions shall be filed with the board of deputy state supervisors of elections of each county not less than thirty nor more than sixty days prior to the day of election.
SEC. 13. When so filed, the petitions shall be preserved and be open under proper regulations to public inspection, and if they are in entire conformity with the provisions of this act and all other provisions of law not inconsistent herewith, they shall be deemed to be valid unless objection thereto is duly made in writing within five days after the filing thereof. Such objections or other questions arising in the course of the nominations of said candidates, shall be considered by the board of deputy state supervisors of elections of the county, and its decision shall be final.
SEC. 14. All of the provisions of the law, providing generally for nominations by petition, shall be applied wherever not inconsistent herewith.
SEC. 15. The names of candidates for members of the constitutional convention, nominated as provided herein, shall be placed on one independent and separate ballot without any emblem or designation except the statement referring to separate submission of the question as herein provided, and the name or names of the candidates for election and the number to be elected.
SEC. 16. The ballot for members of the constitutional convention shall be prepared and printed as follows: The whole number of ballots to be printed for the county shall be divided by the number of candidates for members of [the] constitutional convention, and the quotient so obtained shall be the number of ballots in each series of ballots to be printed. The names of candidates shall be arranged in alphabetical order and the first series of ballots printed. Then the first name shall be placed last and the next series printed, and the same process shall be repeated in the same manner until each name shall have been first. These ballots shall then be combined in tablets with no two of the same order of names together, except where there is but one candidate.
SEC. 17. Any vacancy occurring among the delegates by death, resignation or otherwise, shall be filled in the manner provided by law for filling a vacancy in the office of representative.
SEC. 18. The journal and proceedings of said convention shall be filed and kept in the office of secretary of state. Said secretary of state shall furnish said convention with all needed stationery, and shall do such other things relative to the distribution and publication of matter pertaining to the convention as it may require. He shall forthwith cause such number of copies of this act to be published and transmitted to the electors' several boards [sic] in the state as will be sufficient to supply a copy thereof to each board of judges of election in their respective counties, and such election boards shall distribute the same to such boards of judges of election.
SEC. 19. It shall be the duty of every state, county, and municipal officer in the state, to transmit without delay any information at his command which the convention (or general assembly), by resolution or otherwise, may require of him; and if any officer shall fail or refuse to comply with any requirement of this section, he shall forfeit and pay the sum of three hundred dollars for the benefit of common schools, to be recovered in any court of competent jurisdiction, in the name of the state of Ohio, by the prosecuting attorney of the proper county, whose duty it shall be to prosecute all cases of delinquency under this section coming to his knowledge or of which he shall be informed.
SEC. 20. Any elector of the state shall be eligible to membership in such convention and any disqualification now imposed by law upon persons holding any other office under the laws of the state is hereby removed, in so far as the right to be a delegate to such convention is concerned. The delegates of the convention shall be entitled to the same compensation and mileage for their services as is allowed by law to members of the general assembly for one year, and the officers and employees of the convention, as far as practicable, shall be entitled to the same compensation for their services as is allowed by law for similar services to officers and employees of the general assembly; and compensation for all such services shall be paid out of the state treasury on the warrant of the auditor of the state: Provided, an additional allowance may be made to the official reporters of the convention if deemed proper. And no warrant shall issue on the state treasury for such compensation, or for money for uses of the convention, except on order of the convention and certificate of the presiding officer thereof.
DELEGATES TO CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, 1912