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2.08.160 Filling Vacancy in Nomination.

A. If the only candidate nominated to a nonpartisan office dies, withdraws, is removed or disqualified or becomes ineligible before the deadline for filing statements with the County, the nomination process shall be initiated and candidates for the office shall file nominating petitions in the manner provided for nonpartisan office. The General Election shall serve as the nominating election. The City Elections Officer shall consult with the Secretary of State in adopting a schedule for filing nominating petitions and subsequent elections documents.

B. If a candidate nominated under the provisions of this Chapter receives a majority of the votes cast for the office at the General Election, that candidate shall be deemed elected. If no nominee receives a majority of the vote at a nominating election held at a General Election, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be in a runoff election, and the candidate receiving a majority of the votes shall be the winner. Any special runoff election required by this Chapter shall be according to provisions of Charter Section 2-206 for filling vacancies in office.