Duty to place question on ballot
Sec. 2. The:
(1) county election board of each county included in the election district voting on the public question; or
(2) town election board if a public question is to be voted on at an election conducted by a town election board;
shall place the public question on the ballot in accordance with this chapter.
As added by P.L.3-1987, SEC.191. Amended by P.L.4-1991, SEC.58.
Certification of question
Sec. 3. If a local public question must be certified to an election board by law, that certification must occur no later than noon:
(1) seventy-four (74) days before a primary election if the public question is to be placed on the primary or municipal primary election ballot; or
(2) August 1 if the public question is to be placed on the general or municipal election ballot.
As added by P.L.3-1987, SEC.191. Amended by P.L.10-1988, SEC.96; P.L.4-1991, SEC.59; P.L.225-2011, SEC.49.
Form of question
Sec. 4. The public question shall be placed on the ballot in substantially the following form:
(The explanatory text for the public question, if required by law):
"Shall (insert public question)?"
As added by P.L.3-1987, SEC.191.
Statutory authorization for question
Sec. 5. A local public question may not be placed on the ballot at an election unless the placement of the local public question on the ballot at the election is expressly authorized by statute.
As added by P.L.3-1987, SEC.191. Amended by P.L.10-1988, SEC.97.