3.02. COMPOSITION, ELIGIBILITY, NOMINATIONS AND TERMS .
   (a)   COMPOSITION.
      Council shall be composed of seven members. Three shall be nominated and elected by the electors of the City at large and four shall be nominated and elected by the electors of each of the four Council wards, as provided in Article IX.
   (b)   ELIGIBILITY.
      Any elector of the City who has lived in the City of Dublin, or any area annexed to the City of Dublin, for one year prior to filing a petition of candidacy, shall be eligible to hold the office of Council member. All Council members shall be residents of the City of Dublin during their entire term of office. Ward Council members shall also be residents of the ward which they represent at the time they file for office and during their entire term of office.
   (c)   NOMINATIONS.
      Nominations for Council members shall be made by petition only and no primary shall be held. Nominating petitions shall be in the form determined by the election authorities of the State of Ohio.
   (d)   TERMS.
      The terms of Council members shall be four years beginning on January 1 after their election.