Nominations for elective offices of the Municipality shall be made only by petition signed by registered electors of the Municipality, in number of at least two percent (2%) of the number voting in the Municipality at the last preceding general election but not less than 25 signatures, and shall be accompanied by the written acceptance of the nominee.  The nomination of each candidate shall be made by a separate petition, signed by each candidate who shall be a qualified elector of the Municipality, but such petition may be circulated in separate parts, which shall be filed, however, as one instrument.  No primary election shall be held for the selection of any candidate for any elective office of the Municipality; and no nomination for any such office shall be of any effect unless made as required by this Article. The ballot used in the election of officers of the Municipality shall be placed upon the same ballot and shall be rotated in the manner provided by the laws of Ohio.  Except as otherwise provided in this Charter, the laws of Ohio shall govern the nomination and election of the elective officers of the Municipality.  Any matter which, by the terms of this Charter, may be submitted to the electors at a special election, may be submitted at the time of a primary or general election. 
(Amended 11-6-18.)