ORDINANCE NO.   2002-06  

AN ORDINANCE SPECIFYING PRIMARY ELECTIONS AS THE METHOD FOR NOMINATING CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICES OF THE TOWN OF LEO-CEDARVILLE, ALLEN COUNTY, INDIANA

WHEREAS, the Town of Leo-Cedarville has previously been subject to nominating candidates for Town office by convention; and

WHEREAS, in 2001, the Indiana General Assembly amended Indiana Code Section 3-8-5-2 to allow towns with populations under 3,500 to opt to change to the primary election process when nominating candidates for town offices; and

WHEREAS, The Town Council of the Town of Leo-Cedarville, Indiana has considered this issue and believes it would he in the best interest of the Town to use the primary electiou method rather than the convention method.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Town Council of the Town of Leo-Cedarville, Indiana:

1. Pursuant to I.C. 3-8-5-2(a) & (c), candidates for Offices for the Town of Leo-Cedarville, Indiana shall be nominated by:
a. a primary election,
b. a petition filed under I.C. 3-8-6, or
c. if a primary election is not required under I.C. 3-8-5-10 for the political party of which the candidate is a member, by the candidate’s declaration of candidacy.
2. The Allen County Election Board shall conduct all primary elections for the Town.
3. All statutes governing primary elections to towns shall apply.
4. The Clerk-Treasurer shall send a copy of this ordinance to the Allen County Circuit Court.
5. This ordinance shall become effective upon its passage and upon its execution by the Town Executive (i.e. Town Council President) as attested by the Clerk-Treasurer.

Passed and adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Leo-Cedarville, Indiana on this   05   day of   December  , 2002.

 

  Thomas R. Weaver  
Thomas Weaver
Council member

  Matthew A. Akins    
Matthew Akins
Council Member

  Paul Steffens          
Paul Steffens
Council Member

  Jan Linn             
Jan Linn
Council President

  John Eastes        
John Eastes
Council Member

  Pam Spannuth
  Clerk/Treasurer