SECTION V-3.  PETITIONS FOR PLACES ON BALLOT.
   Candidates for any elective office shall be nominated only by petition. The name of any elector of the Municipality shall be printed upon the ballot if there is filed with the election authorities prescribed by general law, a petition in accordance with the following requirement, to-wit:
   (a)   Such petitions shall state the name and place of residence of each person whose name is presented for a place upon the ballot, the name of the office for which he is a candidate and that he has resided in the Municipality for a period of at least six months (6 mos.) prior to the date of the election for which said petition is circulated, and if he is a candidate for member of Council, other than the Mayor, that he has also resided in his ward for at least six months (6 mos.).
(5-2-61)
   (b)    Such petitions for the office of Mayor shall be signed by electors of the Municipality equal in number to four per centum (4%) of the total number of voters voting at the last regular election of Municipal officers, but in any event, two hundred (200) qualified signatures shall be sufficient. Petitions nominating a candidate for the office of Councilperson shall be signed only by the electors of the ward in which he resides, equal in number to ten per centum (10%) of the total number of voters voting in the ward at the last regular election of Municipal officers, but in any event, one hundred (100) qualified signatures shall be sufficient.
      (5-2-61)
   (c)    Each elector signing the petition shall add to his signature his place of residence, with street and number, the precinct in which he votes, and date of signing, and may subscribe to as many petitions as there are places to be filled at such election, and no more. All signatures shall be made with ink or indelible pencil.
   (d)    The signatures of all petitioners need not be appended to the same paper, but to each separate paper there shall be attached an affidavit by the circulator thereof stating the number of signatures thereof, that each person signed in his presence on the day mentioned, and that the signature is that of the person whose name it appears to be.
(11-2-54)
   (e)    Such petition shall be signed by electors only within the time period, if any, provided therefor by the laws of the State of Ohio and shall be filed with the election authorities prescribed by the laws of the State of Ohio not later than the filing date prescribed by the laws of the State of Ohio. 
(11-7-00)
   (f)    No nominating petition shall be filed by one individual for more than one office at the same election.
(5-2-61)