Section 11-44C-15

District council members - No primary elections; filing of pauper's oath or petition to become candidate.

No primary election shall be held for the nomination of candidates for the office of council member, and candidates shall be nominated only as provided herein. A person may also become a candidate for the office of council member by filing a verified pauper's oath with the city clerk, or by filing a verified petition containing an endorsement of candidacy by the signatures and addresses of 500 persons, each of whom is a registered voter residing in the city and within the district for which the individual intends to be a candidate for election to office, provided that no such signature may be obtained more than 12 months preceding the deadline for filing said statements.

(Acts 1985, No. 85-229, p. 96, §15.)