Nominations for each elective municipal office shall be made by petitions only, on the standard forms provided by the Lucas County Board of Elections for the nomination of non-partisan candidates.  The petition shall be filed with such Board not later than four p.m. on the ninetieth day before the day of the primary election.
   Each petition for the nomination of a candidate for an elective office in this Municipality shall be signed by not less than twenty-five (25) and not more than fifty (50) qualified electors of this Municipality. However, at such time that two percent (2%) of the number of electors voting at the last general election exceeds twenty-five (25) persons, the number of signatures required on a petition shall not be less than two percent (2%) nor more than four percent (4%) of those voting at the last regular municipal election.
   Each candidate shall file a separate petition; group petitions shall not be used.
   Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the holding of a caucus by interested electors for the purpose of selecting nominees for elective offices.
(Amended 11-4-97; 11-6-07; 11-7-17)