The provisions of the Revised Statutes Annotated relating to state elections, including but not limited to, time computation, voters and checklists, nominations, preparation of voting materials, absentee voting, pre-election procedure, vacancies, elective districts, political expenditures and contributions and purity of elections, as are not already made specifically applicable to municipal elections, shall apply to all municipal primary and general elections to the extent practicable. The city clerk, in consultation with the chief legal officer, shall determine the applicability of state election laws.