§ 2.  

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  • Any person eligible to the office of member of the council or the office of mayor may be placed in nomination therefor only by a petition filed in such person's behalf with the election authorities and signed by not less than 500 nor more than 1000 electors. Signatures to nominating petitions need not be appended to one paper but to each separate paper there shall be attached an affidavit of the circulator thereof stating that each signature thereto was made in the circulator's presence and is the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be. Each signer of a petition shall sign his or her name, address and date of signing in ink or indelible pencil.

    An elector may sign petitions for no more than one candidate for mayor and for no more council candidates than the number to be elected at any election. If an elector signs petitions for more than one candidate for mayor or for more than the number of other candidates to be elected, the elector's signature shall be declared valid on petitions in the order of filing.

    An eligible person who has accepted a nomination for mayor as provided in Article IX, Section 4 shall not be eligible for election to the office of member of council that year.

(Amended by Ord. No. 377-1984, eff. Sept. 6, 1984; election of Nov. 6, 1984; amended by Ord. No. 332-1991, eff. Oct. 4, 1991; election of Nov. 5, 1991; amended by Ord. No. 77-1999, eff. June 1, 2001; election of May 4, 1999)