§ 8.  


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  • The valid ballots cast shall be counted to determine the total number of votes cast for each candidate for member of council. Votes shall be counted for write-in candidates for members of the council who have complied with the general election law. The nine candidates receiving the highest number of votes cast shall be declared elected to the council.

    Commencing with the September, 2001, non-partisan primary election, the valid ballots cast for candidates for mayor shall be counted to determine the total number of votes cast in said primary election. The two candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared eligible for the regular municipal election for mayor in November and shall have their names printed on the ballot for mayor.

    Commencing with the November, 2001, regular municipal election for mayor, the valid ballots cast shall be counted to determine the total number of votes cast for mayor. The candidate or eligible person receiving the highest number of votes cast for mayor shall be declared elected mayor.

    If any two or more persons receive an equal and highest number of votes one of them shall be chosen as mayor according to the method prescribed by the general election laws of the state of Ohio for deciding tie votes.

    Votes shall be counted for write-in candidates for mayor at the primary or regular municipal election who have complied with the general election law.

(Amended by Ord. No. 400-1985, eff. Aug. 7, 1985; election of Nov. 5, 1985; a. Ord. No. 348-1987, eff. Oct. 1, 1987; election of Nov. 3, 1987; amended by Ord. No. 77-1999, eff. June 1, 2001; election of May 4, 1999)