a. Any qualified elector may become a write-in candidate by filing a nomination paper in the form prescribed by the City Clerk giving the qualified elector’s actual residence address or description of place of residence, post office address, and a declaration signed by the candidate affirming that the candidate is qualified to hold the office the candidate seeks.
b. A write-in candidate shall file the nomination paper no later than 5:00 p.m. on the fortieth day prior to the date of the election. Any vote for a person who has not filed such a nomination paper shall not be counted.
c. The City Clerk shall prepare a notice of certified write-in candidates, which contains the name of any person who has timely filed a write-in candidate nomination paper. The notice shall be posted in a conspicuous place at each voting center and early voting location.
d. At the time of filing a nomination paper, a write-in City Council candidate must maintain the candidate’s permanent residence within the district from which the candidate is seeking election.
e. At the time of filing a nomination paper, a write-in candidate for the office of Mayor must maintain the candidate’s permanent residence within the City. (Ord. No. G-5390, § 1, 2009; Ord. No. G-5560, § 1, 2010; Ord. No. G-6241, 2016)