The elections provided for herein, and all subsequent elections, shall be conducted, the vote canvassed, and the results declared in the same manner as provided by the general law of the state pertaining to municipal elections for mayor-council forms of government, except as otherwise herein provided by this article.
The mayor shall be elected by the whole of the electors of the city, shall be a qualified elector of the city, and shall have been a resident of the city for at least 90 days prior to his election and shall reside within the limits of the city during his term of office. Council members shall be elected by the electors of the district which they represent, shall be qualified electors of the city, shall have been residents of the district which they represent for at least 90 days prior to their election, and shall reside in said district during their term of office. Any person desiring to become a candidate for mayor or council member must, at the time of filing their statement of candidate, pay to the city clerk a qualifying fee in the amount of $200.00. If any person desiring to become a candidate for mayor or council member is financially unable to pay said filing fee, then they shall file with the city clerk a verified statement of indigency supported by three verified statements of city electors to the effect that said candidate is not financially capable of paying the aforementioned filing fee.