Chapter 7-Elections

2-7-1 OFFICERS ELECTED
2-7-2 TERMS
2-7-3 NOMINATING METHOD TO BE USED
2-7-4 FILLING THE POSITION

2-7-1 OFFICERS ELECTED. The Mayor shall be elected at each regular City election. Council Members elected at election held in 1981 shall come from Wards 2 & 4 and the West Half at Large. Council Members elected at election held in 1983 shall come from Wards 1, 3 and 5 and the East Half at Large. Candidates receiving the majority of votes cast for each office shall be declared elected. In case of a tie, such tie shall be decided by lot.

2-7-2 TERMS. Terms of elected City officers begin and end at noon on the first day in January which is not a Sunday or legal holiday, following a regular City election at which said officers were elected.

2-7-3 NOMINATING METHOD TO BE USED. For the 1985 Municipal Election and in subsequent municipal elections of the City of Maquoketa, Iowa, all candidates for elective municipal offices shall be nominated by the procedures set forth in Chapter 45 of the Code of Iowa, 1983.

The method prescribed herein for nominating candidates shall remain in effect until or unless changed by ordinance.

2-7-4 FILLING THE POSITION. The candidate who receives the greatest number of votes for each office shall be elected to fill the position.