Council Members are nominated by the ward they wish to represent in the primary election and are elected to the city council at-large in the general election. The Mayor is elected by the voters at-large.
The Mayor and Council Members for Wards 1, 2, and 4 are elected in the same year, while Council Members for Wards 3, 5, and 6 elect their Council Members in the same year.
Elections occur every two years, and the Mayor and Council Members serve four-year terms. There are no term limits for these elected officials.