[CC 1983 §121.010; Ord. No. 95-46 §120.010, 12-21-1995; Ord. No. 97-27, 10-16-1997]
A general election for the elective Officers of the City shall be held on the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April of each year.
On the first (1st) Tuesday, after the first (1st) Monday, in April of even numbered years an election shall be held by the qualified voters of each Ward in the City for Mayor and one (1) Alderman from each Ward, who shall hold their respective offices for the term of two (2) years and until their successors shall be elected and qualified.
On the first (1st) Tuesday, after the first (1st) Monday, in April of odd numbered years an election shall be held by the qualified voters of each Ward of the City for the Municipal Judge and one (1) Alderman from each Ward, who shall hold their respective offices for the term of two (2) years and until their successors shall be elected and qualified.
[Ord. No. 380 §21.020, 9-26-1989; Ord. No. 96-22 §120.020, 8-1-1996]
Any person desiring to seek election for an elective City office at any general City election may do so by filing his/her name and the office for which he/she seeks election with the City Clerk on the opening filing date of 8:00 A.M. on the fifteenth (15th) Tuesday prior to the election, and the closing filing date shall be 5:00 P.M. on the eleventh (11th) Tuesday prior to the election. The election authority must receive the ballot language at least ten (10) Tuesdays before the election.
The City Clerk shall keep a permanent record of the names of the candidates, the office for which they seek election and the date of their filing, and their names shall appear on the ballots in that order.
[CC 1983 §121.030]
Any person who is not qualified for his/her office as provided by this Code or other ordinances shall not be entitled to have his/her name printed on the ballot. The qualifications of a candidate for office shall be determined by the Board of Aldermen upon hearing given, and upon its own motion, or upon written affidavit by some person that a named candidate is not qualified as such for the office sought.
[CC 1983 §121.040]
All City elections shall be conducted and held in conformance with the provisions of the Comprehensive Election Act of 1977 (hereinafter "the Act").
If a vacancy occurs in any elective office, the Mayor or the person exercising the duties of the Mayor shall cause a special meeting of the Board of Aldermen to convene where a successor to the vacant office shall be selected. The successor shall serve until the next regular municipal election. If a vacancy occurs in any office not elective, the Mayor shall appoint a suitable person to discharge the duties of such office until the first (1st) regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen thereafter, at which time such vacancy shall be permanently filled.
[CC 1983 §121.130]
Prior to each City election the Board of Aldermen shall timely pass an election ordinance authorizing, establishing and providing the election procedure to be followed in the conduct of the City election.