ITEM XIII-5.  DESIGNATION OF CANDIDATES.
   Write-in votes for municipal candidates shall be permitted only if a duly nominated candidate cannot participate due to death or other disqualification; or if each candidate does not have an opponent. The ballots used in municipal elections shall be without party mark or designation of any sort. The names of all candidates shall be placed upon the same ballot and shall be rotated in the manner provided by the general laws of Ohio.
   The one (1) candidate having the highest number of votes cast for the office of Mayor shall be declared duly elected.
   The one (1) candidate having the highest number of votes cast for the office of Council President shall be declared duly elected.
   The two (2) candidates having the highest number of votes cast for the office of Council-At-Large shall be declared duly elected.
   The one (1) candidate having the highest number of votes cast for each of the offices of the respective Ward-Council offices shall be declared duly elected.
   Except as otherwise provided in this Charter, the laws of the State of Ohio shall govern the nomination and election to elective offices of the Municipality.
(Amended 11/8/16)