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SECTION 7.01 PROCEDURES.
Nominations for elective offices of the Municipality shall be made only by petition. Candidates at large shall file a petition signed by registered electors of the Municipality not less in number than two (2) per centum of the number voting in the Municipality at the last preceding general election. Candidates for ward councilman shall file a petition signed by registered electors in their respective wards, not less in number than two (2) per centum of the number voting in such ward at the last preceding general election but not less than twenty-five (25) nor more than one hundred (100) signatures are required. Each petition shall be accompanied by the written acceptance of the nominee. The nomination of each candidate shall be made by a separate petition, but such petition may be circulated in separate parts, which shall be filed, however, as one (1) instrument. No primary election shall be held for the selection of any candidate for any elective office of this Municipality; and no nomination for any such office shall be of any effect unless made as required by this Section. The ballot used in the election of officers of the Municipality shall be without party mark or designation. The names of all candidates for any Municipal office 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 this Municipality.