The mode of nominations of all elective municipal officers shall be by petition.  Before any name shall be placed upon the ballot, a petition signed by at least fifty (50) of the electors of the City shall be filed with the Board of Elections of Butler County, Ohio, at least seventy-five days prior to such election.  All candidates, nominated as aforesaid, shall be placed upon the ballot without any party designation thereof.
(Amended 11-6-1990; 11-7-2000)