§ 31.20  ELECTION PROCEDURE.
   (A)   Pursuant to the authority granted to the city by KRS 83A.050(1), the City Council does hereby adopt the nonpartisan city election laws as provided in KRS Chapter 83A and Chapters 116 to 121.  This procedure shall become effective on January 1, 1988, and shall apply to all city elections from January 1, 1988 and thereafter.
      (1)   As of the effective date of this section, the nonpartisan primary election for the nomination of candidates to elected city offices is hereby eliminated as authorized by KRS 83A.045(2)(b)
      (2)   All candidates for elected city offices shall file their nomination papers with the County Clerk no later than the second Tuesday in August before the day fixed by KRS Chapter 118 for holding the regular election.
      (3)   All nomination papers shall be filed no later than 4:00 p.m. prevailing local time when filed on the last day on which such papers are permitted to be filed.
   (B)   The city may change the manner of election of city officers within the provisions of division (A) of this section by ordinance, except that no change shall be made earlier than five years from the last change.
   (C)   The city shall pay the costs of city elections only if city elections are held at a time other than prescribed by law for elections generally.
   (D)   Each appointed and elected city office existing on July 15, 1980, shall continue until abolished by ordinance, except that the offices of Mayor and City Councilmembers may not be abolished.
   (E)   No abolition of any elected office shall take effect until expiration of the term of the current holder of the office.
   (F)   No ordinance abolishing any elected office shall be enacted later than two hundred forty (240) days preceding the regular election for that office, except in the event of a vacancy in the office.
   (G)   The city may not create any elected office.  Existing elected offices may be continued under provision of divisions (D), (E), and (F) above, but no existing elected office may be changed.
(Am. Ord. 8-87, passed 4-23-87; Am. Ord. 2-89, passed 1-4-89; Am. Ord. 16-91, passed 4-11-91)
Statutory reference:
   Election of city officers, see KRS 83A.050
   Creation, abolishment of city offices, see KRS 83A.080 (3), (4)
   Election to fill unexpired term of city office, see KRS 83A.165