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Washington Court House City Charter Amendment (May 2011)

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A Washington Court House City Charter Amendment measure was on the May 3, 2011 ballot in the city of Washington Court House which is in Fayette County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 333 (75.17%)Approveda
  • NO 110 (24.83%)[1]

This measure sought to amend the city charter in order to eliminate primary elections for city council members and the positions would be all at large.[2]

Text of Meaasure

The question on the ballot:

Proposed amendment to Article X, Section 10(1) of the City Charter to read: Nominations – No primary election shall be held for the nomination of candidates for the Council. Petitions signed by at least fifty (50) qualified electors and no more than one-hundred (100) qualified electors of the City shall nominate candidates for the Council to be elected at large. Petitions shall be the standard forms provided by the Fayette County Board of Elections for the nomination of individual nonpartisan candidates for such offices. Group petitions shall not be used for individual offices. Each circulator of a nominating petition shall be a qualified elector of the City as prescribed by this Charter. The signatures to a nominating petition need not be all affixed to one paper, but to each separate paper of a petition there shall be attached an affidavit executed by its circulator stating the number of signers of the paper, that each signature on it was affixed in his/her presence and that he/she believes each signature to be the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be. The signatures shall be executed in ink or indelible pencil. Each signer shall indicate next to his/her signature the date of signing and the place of residence. Petitions sha the place of residence. Petitions shall be filed with the Board of Elections in accordance with the Ohio election law. Shall the amendment to Article X, Section 10(1) of the City Charter, be approved?[3]


  1. Fayette County Board of Elections, Current Election Results
  2. Fayette County Board of Elections, May Sample Ballot
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.