Piqua is served by five commissioners representing the five wards.
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Each Commissioner must live within the ward that he/she represents. Any person eligible to the commission may be placed in nomination by a petition filed in his behalf with the election authorities and signed by not less than fifty (50) nor more than one hundred (100) electors of his ward, as a candidate for ward commissioner.
Election of commissioners is city wide with the entire city electing all commissioners and is nonpartisan. Elected Commissioners serve a term of four years. City Commissioner elections are held in November in odd numbered years. The election of commissioners is staggered so that all seats are not contested at the same time. Ward 3 and Ward 4 will be contested in 2013, 2017, etc. Ward 1, Ward 2 and Ward 5 will be contested in 2011, 2015, etc.
The Mayor of Piqua is also known as the President of the Commission. He/She must be one of the five commissioners. The Mayor must declare him/herself as a mayoral candidate and is elected by the city at large. The mayor serves a two year term. Election of the Mayor is held in November in odd numbered years.
For more detailed information about the election of Commissioners and the Mayor, please see the City of Piqua Charter.