§ 31.20  ELECTION PROCEDURE.
   (A)   (1)   As authorized by KRS 83A.045(2)(b)(1), the city shall forgo the conducting of a nonpartisan primary for the nomination of candidates to a city office, regardless of the number of candidates running for each office.  All candidates are required to file the appropriate nomination papers with the county clerk no less than ninety-one (91) days before the day affixed by KRS Chapter 118 for holding a regular election.
      (2)   The city elects and adopts the provisions of KRS 83A.045(2)(b) to govern the nonpartisan election of candidates to city office.
   (B)   The city may change the manner of election of city officers within the provisions of division (A) of this section by ordinance, except that no change shall be made earlier than five (5) years from the last change.
   (C)   The city shall pay the costs of city elections only if city elections are held at a time other than prescribed by law for elections generally.
   (D)   Each appointed and elected city office existing on July 15, 1980, shall continue until abolished by ordinance, except that the officers of Mayor and City Councilmembers may not be abolished.
   (E)   No abolition of any elected office shall take effect until expiration of the term of the current holder of the office.
   (F)   No ordinance abolishing any elected office shall be enacted later than two hundred and forty (240) days preceding the regular election for that office, except in the event of a vacancy in the office.
   (G)   The city may not create any elected office.  Existing elected offices may be continued under provision of divisions (D), (E), and (F) above, but no existing elected office may be changed.
(Ord. 3-2-81, passed 2-26-81; Am. Ord. 1994-0-16, passed 7-12-94; Am. Ord. 2000-0-20, passed 12-4-00; Am. Ord. 2015-O-06, passed 5-4-15)
Statutory reference:
   Election of city officers, see KRS 83A.050
   Creation, abolishment of city offices, see KRS.83A.080(3), (4)
   Election to fill unexpired term of city office, see 83A.165