[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Mendota as Ch. 3, § 3.01, of the 1998 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A general election for City officers shall be held on the first Tuesday of April of every odd-numbered year, unless otherwise specified by statute of the State of Illinois.
The manner of conducting, voting at, and contesting municipal elections shall be the same, as nearly as may be, as that set out in the Illinois Compiled Statutes, 65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-10 through 3.1-10-70, inclusive.
If at any election there is a failure to elect any officer required to be elected by or in pursuance of law or if the person declared elected should fail to qualify, or should be ineligible for the office because of any legal disqualification, the Council may forthwith order and call a new election therefor.
The Chief of Police and other police officers shall maintain order and keep the peace at all elections. The judges shall maintain order at the polls and may command any police officer in attendance to arrest any person who shall disturb the peace by riotous or disorderly conduct. No person at the polls of any election shall disturb the peace or conduct himself in a riotous or disorderly manner.