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(a) The residents of the City shall be entitled to vote at all Municipal primary elections, general elections, and special elections within the ward and precinct of the City in which they reside; provided, that they are registered and qualified under the laws of the State to vote in any District, County or State election.
(b) Each voter shall cast his ballot in the Municipal primary election only for the candidates of a qualified party of the City with which the voter is registered. The term "qualified party" shall mean a party as defined by the Charter of the City.
(c) For the purpose of determining the ballot to be voted in a Municipal primary election by a resident entitled to vote in a Municipal primary election as hereinbefore provided the City Clerk shall provide for the registration of residents of the City as members of a qualified party. Each voter may register as a member of a qualified party of the City at the City Clerk's office at any time during the regular business hours of the Clerk except for the three day period preceding any Municipal primary election. Registration shall be upon such form or forms as prescribed by the Clerk. There shall be no registration as a member of a qualified party of the City, change or transfer of registration of a qualified party of the City by the City Clerk during the three day period preceding any Municipal primary election. However, any person may register as a member of a qualified party of the City on Election Day at the precinct in which he is entitled to vote by signing the registration forms prescribed by the City Clerk in the presence of the duly appointed and acting election officials, and thereby designating his affiliation with a qualified party of the City, and he shall be entitled to cast his ballot for the candidates of the qualified party with which he is registered in the Municipal primary election held on that day.
(Ord. 80-47. Passed 12-1-80. )