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There shall be no primary election for municipal office. Nomination for elective office of the municipality shall be by petition only. Each candidate shall file a separate petition; group petitions shall not be used.
Standard forms provided by the County Board of Elections for the nomination of non-partisan candidates for such office shall be filed with the Board of Elections at least ninety (90) days before the day of election.
Nominating petitions shall require at least twenty-five (25) signatures of electors and no more than fifty (50) signatures. The signature of the candidate indicating his/her acceptance of the nomination and willingness to accept office if elected shall appear on each copy of his/her petition. The petition may be in a number of parts, but each part shall be verified under oath by the circulator as required by law.