The city recorder shall be the elections officer of the city. A person may be nominated in a manner prescribed by general ordinance to run for an elective office of the city. City elective offices shall be filled at regular city elections held at the same times and places as biennial general state elections in accordance with applicable state election laws. The council may provide for special elections in accordance with such laws. The result of all elections shall be entered into the record of the proceedings of the council. To the extent permitted by the Constitution and the Laws of the State of Oregon and the provisions of this charter, the council may enact ordinances governing the conduct of city elections.