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Candidates shall file in person for a specific position by submitting to the Election Board a nominating petition pursuant to this section signed by not less than five registered voters. Nominating petitions must meet the following requirements:

(a) Nomination petitions for district seats must be signed by registered voters who are residents of the respective districts.

(b) A registered voter may sign only one petition per office or measure.

(c) Nomination petitions shall be filed by the potential candidate with the registrar of the Election Board.

(d) Nomination petition information shall be typewritten and furnished to each candidate when they receive their candidacy papers and after the candidate pays a nonrefundable candidacy filing fee equal to the cost of the required background check.

(e) No candidate may submit a nomination petition for more than one office per election.

(f) The deadline for filing nomination petitions shall not be less than 45 days prior to the primary election.

(g) All prospective candidates must receive and file candidacy nomination papers in person. Candidacy nomination papers submitted in any other manner will not be accepted. [Ord. 56 § 4302, amended, 5/9/2019; Ord. 42 § 4302, adopted, 3/4/2015.]