§ 8-43. Nomination by petition.  

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  • (a) Pursuant to Section 8.03 of the City Charter, candidates for election to the city commission shall be nominated by petition of qualified electors of their district or of any district in the city if for the at-large seat. Official nominating petitions will be provided by the city clerk.

    (b) Any registered voter of the district or any district if seeking the at-large seat shall be nominated for election by petition designating the commission seat to which he seeks election. For election to a seat representing a district or area of the city, twenty-five (25) registered voters residing in that district shall sign a petition nominating the candidate to such seat. For election to the seat representing the city at large twenty-five (25) registered voters residing in any district of the city shall sign a petition nominating the candidate to such seat.

    (c) Each person signing a nominating petition must indicate the date of his signing and his place of residence.

    (d) The signatures on a nominating petition need not all be affixed to one (1) paper, but each separate paper of a petition must bear the notarized affidavit executed by its circulator stating the number of signers of the paper, that each signature on it was affixed in his presence and that he believes each signature to be the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be. All signatures must be executed in ink.

    (e) Any candidate seeking to qualify for election must appoint a campaign treasurer and designate a campaign depository on or before the date he obtains petition signatures. Petition signatures obtained prior to this date shall be disqualified.

(Ord. No. 2003-15, § 1, 6-3-03; Ord. No. 2013-01, § 1, 2-5-13)