Any candidate for municipal office filing nomination papers shall do so under the candidate’s legal name.
A candidate’s legal name is the name given at birth, or established by marriage, general usage or habit, or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction. A candidate’s legal name may include a nickname, a combination of initials, full names, or individual letters or numerals.
If a candidate changes his or her legal name within one year of any election, the candidate shall not file nomination papers under the candidate’s new name unless the new name was established by marriage or divorce, or by decree of a court of competent jurisdiction.
(Added by Ord. 429-97, App. 11/17/97)