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Section 3.01.   NOMINATION.
(a) An eligible elector of a council district may become a candidate for a council district seat by filing with the city clerk a valid petition requesting that his or her name be placed on the ballot for that office.  The petition must be filed not more than seventy-one days and not less than forty-seven days before the date of the regular city election and must be signed by eligible electors from the candidate’s district equal in number to at least two percent of those who voted to fill the same office at the last regular city election but not less than ten persons. 
(b) An eligible elector of the city may become a candidate for an at large council seat or for mayor by filing with the city clerk a petition requesting that the candidate’s name be placed on the ballot for that office.  The petition must be filed not more than seventy-one days and not less than forty-seven days before the date of the regular city election and must be signed by eligible electors equal in number to at least two percent of those who voted to fill the same office at the last regular city election but not less than ten persons. 

Section 3.02.   REGULAR CITY ELECTIONS.
(a) In the regular city election, each council district seat up for election shall be listed separately on the ballot, and only electors from that district shall be permitted to vote for the candidates for that council district seat. 
(b) The at large council seats, including the position of mayor, shall be designated on the ballot as such and electors from the city at large may vote for candidates for these positions. 
(c) Elections shall be held pursuant to Iowa law.

Section 3.03.   RUNOFF ELECTIONS. 
(a) Runoff elections shall be held in lieu of primary elections. 
(b) Runoff elections shall be held when and as specified by Iowa law.

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