Sec. 900. In General.
(A) Procedure for Holding Elections. Unless otherwise provided in this Charter or by ordinance, all municipal elections shall be held in accordance with the provisions of the Elections Code for the holding of elections in general law cities.
(B) Timing. Primary municipal elections for the election of Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Attorney, and for such purposes as the City Council may describe, shall be held in the City of Chula Vista on the same date in each election year as the State primary elections. General municipal elections for the election of Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Attorney, and for such purposes as the City Council may describe, shall be held in the City of Chula Vista on the same date in each election year as the State general elections.
(C) Nominations. Only a Resident and registered voter of the City can nominate a person to be a candidate for Mayor and to be a candidate for City Attorney. Only a Resident and registered voter of a district can nominate a person to be a candidate for Councilmember for that district. For any election contest, no person can nominate more than one candidate for a single office.
(D) Designation of Council District. Each Council district shall be numbered one through four respectively. Any person running for the office of Councilmember shall designate one of the numbered Council districts as the office for which such person seeks election on their nominating papers. Should a vacancy occur at any time in any Council district, if said vacancy is to be filled by a special election as provided in Charter Section 901, candidates for said vacancy shall similarly designate the appropriate numbered district on their nominating papers.
(E) Mail Ballot Option Allowed in Limited Circumstances. Subject to the requirements of State law, elections for ballot measures, may, at the discretion of the City Council, be conducted by means of a mailed ballot. Elections to choose Elected Officials, however, may not be conducted by mail ballot except for special elections to fill vacancies as provided in Charter Sections 303 and 503(G).