An individual is eligible to be a candidate for municipal office if, at the time of election, he or she:
- is a citizen of the United States,
- is at least 21 years of age,
- has been a registered elector within the city for at least one year immediately preceding the election, and
- in the case of a District Councilmember, has continuously resided in the District from which he or she is to be elected since the date of accepting any nomination for election under Article VIII, Section 3 of the City Charter.
No person who has been convicted of a felony is eligible to be a candidate for, or hold, the office of Councilmember.