An election commission is hereby created, consisting of the clerk and one other appointive city officer whom the council shall designate, and one other qualified registered elector whom the council shall designate, and such appointed persons shall serve at the pleasure of the council.  The clerk shall be chairman.  The commission shall have charge of all activities and duties required of it by state law and this charter relating to the conduct of elections in the city.  The compensation of election personnel shall be determined in advance by the election commission, in accordance with the city budget.