1. In a regular city election following a city primary, the candidates receiving the greatest number of votes cast for each office on the ballot are elected, to the extent necessary to fill the positions open.
2. In a regular city election held for a city where the council has chosen a runoff election in lieu of a primary, candidates are elected as provided by subsection 1, except that no candidate is elected who fails to receive a majority of the votes cast for the office in question. In the case of at-large elections to a multimember body, a majority is one vote more than half the quotient found by dividing the total number of votes cast for all candidates for that body by the number of positions to be filled.
In calculating the number of votes necessary to constitute a majority, fractions shall be rounded up to the next higher whole number.
3. In a regular city election held for a city where the council has chosen to have nominations made in the manner provided by chapter 44 or 45, the candidates who receive the greatest number of votes for each office on the ballot are elected, to the extent necessary to fill the positions open.
[S13, § 1056-a21; SS15, § 1056-b4; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 6492, 6638; C46, 50, § 416.16, 419.24; C54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, § 363.16; C75, 77, 79, 81, § 376.8]
88 Acts, ch 1119, §41
Referred to in § 372.13, 376.3
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