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Candidates for membership on the Council shall be nominated by petition. Each petition shall meet all requirements under Ohio law including but not limited to: (1) state the name of each person whose name is presented for a place on the ballot and that each person is a candidate for membership on the Council; (2) be signed so that the aggregate number of signatures of qualified electors of the Village applicable to each candidate be equal to not less than one percent of the current register of qualified electors; (3) be signed by the candidate certifying willingness to serve.
Each elector signing a petition shall add to his or her signature the date of signing. All signatures shall be made with ink. All petitions shall be filed with the Board of Elections no later than the date stipulated in the Ohio Revised Code for local elections.