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Hamilton County, OH November 8, 2011 Election
Issue 52
City of Madeira

Majority Approval Required

Pass: 2,483 / 75.27% Yes votes ...... 816 / 24.73% No votes

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Shall the Charter of the City of Madeira be amended by replacing Section 5 AMENDING THE CHARTER of ARTICLE XIV. GENERAL PROVISIONS, as follows? A. This charter may be amended in the following manner, as provided by the Constitution of Ohio. Amendments to this charter may be submitted to the electors of the municipality by a 2/3 vote of council, or, upon petitions signed by ten percentum of the electors of the municipality. Election statistics are available at the Hamilton County Board of Elections. The submission of such amendments to the electors shall be governed by the same requirements as govern the submission of the question of choosing a charter commission; and copies of such amendments shall be mailed to the electors as required in the case of this original charter. B. Petitioners shall file with the council, all separate petition papers, including proposed charter amendment and the signatures of the electors of the City of Madeira, at the same time, as one instrument. For purposes of this section, filing with the clerk of proposed amendments along with the petitions signed by ten percentum of the electors of the municipality shall constitute filing with the council. C. The clerk shall forthwith transmit the complete petition to each member of the council. If the petition appears to contain the minimum number of required signatures, the council shall presume, without further inquiry that the petition is procedurally valid and sufficient and immediately refer the matter to the Hamilton County Board of Elections to be placed on a ballot at the appropriate regular or special election. D. The ordinance providing for the submission of such question must require that it be submitted to the electors at the next regular municipal election if one will occur not less than 60 days or no more than 120 days after its passage; otherwise, it must provide for the submission of the charter amendment at a special election to be called and held within that time. To submit a proposed charter amendment to the electors at a special election, the council must establish the date for the election. E. Not less than 30 days prior to such election, the clerk shall mail a copy of the proposed charter amendment to each elector whose name appears on the poll or registration books of the last regular or general election held in Madeira. F. If any such charter amendment is approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon, it shall become a part of this charter. A copy of any approved charter amendment must be certified by the clerk to the Secretary of State within 30 days after adoption.

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