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(a) Write-in votes for a municipal candidate in the City of Westlake shall not be permitted at a general election unless no person files for a particular municipal office and no person is duly nominated at a municipal primary. The procedures for filing as a write-in when permitted under this section shall be determined by the laws of the State of Ohio and the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. The ballots used in the primary and general municipal election shall be without party mark or designation. The names of all candidates shall be placed upon the same ballot and should be rotated in a manner provided by the laws of Ohio. Any person may vote in any municipal election if such person is a registered voter with the County election authorities as prescribed by the laws of the State of Ohio.
(b) If a person nominated as a candidate for election to a municipal office in the City of Westlake withdraws as such candidate, is disqualified as a candidate or dies prior to the 45th day before the day of the general election, the vacancy so created shall be filled by a majority of the Candidates Committee created by designation on the nominating petition for that candidate required under Section 3 of Article VII of this Charter. The name and residence address of the replacement candidate shall be certified in writing and under oath to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections not later than the 40th day before the general election.