Sec. 901. Primary, General, and Special Municipal Elections.
(A) Primary Municipal Elections. In the primary municipal elections for Councilmembers, the voters in each district from which a Councilmember is to be elected shall be entitled to vote for one candidate from their district. The two candidates for Councilmember in each district receiving the highest and second highest number of votes cast by the voters of their district shall be the candidates in the general municipal election to be held on the same date as the statewide election date immediately following the primary municipal election. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if only two qualified candidates for the office of Mayor, or for a Councilmember district seat, file nomination papers to participate in the primary municipal election for such office, no primary municipal election shall be held for such office. Instead, such candidates shall be the only two candidates in the general municipal election for that office. If two or more candidates for an office tie in the receipt of the highest number of votes for such office in the primary municipal election, all such candidates shall appear on the general municipal election ballot for such office to the exclusion of all other candidate(s). If one candidate for an office receives the highest number of votes and two or more candidates for that same office tie in the receipt of the second-highest number of votes, all such candidates for such office shall appear on the general municipal election ballot. These same rules apply for the Mayoral and City Attorney elections, except without reference to districts.
(B) General Municipal Election. If no statewide election is conducted, the general municipal election will be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November of each even numbered year. In the general municipal election for Councilmembers, the voters in each district from which a Councilmember is to be elected shall be entitled to vote for one candidate from their district. The candidate for Councilmember from each such district receiving the highest number of votes cast shall be elected. Ties at any general municipal election shall be resolved by random selection method chosen and administered by the City Clerk. These same rules apply for the Mayoral and City Attorney elections, except without reference to districts.
(C) Special Municipal Elections. All other municipal elections that may be held by authority of this Charter, or of any law, shall be known as special municipal elections.