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SECTION 2. NOMINATIONS.
To reduce the cost of the primary election and uphold the voting rights of military service members and overseas citizens, candidates for all offices at any regular municipal election under the provisions of this Charter, with the exception of candidates for the office of Judge of the Municipal Court, Clerk of Municipal Court, other candidates who are elected by electors from both within and without the City and/or independent candidates for any other elective municipal office, shall be nominated at a primary election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in May. The method of nomination and the procedures for nomination shall be in conformity with the State Law on the subject of nominations for public office, and the result certified in like manner; that commencing with the 2017 elections, independent candidates for the offices of Mayor and Councilmen shall file their nominating petitions at the same time that partisan candidates for the office of Mayor and Councilmen file their nominating petitions. Candidates for the office of the Judge of the Municipal Court, Clerk of the Municipal Court and other candidates who are elected by electors from both within and without the City shall be nominated by nominating petition filed and signed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio relating thereto.