Candidates for Ohio township office — as a trustee or fiscal officer — must be a resident of the township in which they are running for election.
Nominations of candidates for election as township officials must be made by a nominating petition unless a majority of township residents have petitioned for a primary election. The nominating petitions must be signed by 25 township residents and filed with the county board of elections at least 19 days before the general election.
Township officials are elected on a nonpartisan ballot in the November general election, in odd-numbered years. The filing fee for candidates is $10.
Every other year, half of the township officials are up for election. Two township trustees will be up for election in 2017. In 2019, the remaining township trustee and the fiscal officer will also be up for election.
Township trustees and fiscal officers serve four-year terms unless an official retires or steps down, at which point someone is appointed to carry out the remainder of the term. Term of office for a township trustee begins Jan. 1 following the election, and township fiscal officers start April 1 after the election.
Township trustees and fiscal officers must take an oath of office. That oath is administered by an elected or appointed official.
Tate Township Elected Officers-
Tate Township Trustee meetings are held each month on the 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.at the Township meeting room located at 149 North East Street, Bethel.