The places, names and areas of jurisdiction of ward offices or detached offices thereof shall be determined by bylaw.
The post of the chief of a ward office or of a detached office shall be filled with an administrative official.
There shall be an election administration commission in each ward.
The provisions of paragraph 2 of Article 4 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the place and area of jurisdiction of ward office and its detached office; the provisions of paragraph 2 of Article 175 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the head of such office; and the provisions related to the election administration commission of a city in Part II, Chapter VII, Section III shall apply mutatis mutandis to the election administration commission of a ward.
Except as provided in the preceding five paragraphs, necessary matters concerning wards of specified cities shall be fixed by cabinet order.
(Delegation to Cabinet Order)
Except as provided by laws or cabinet orders duly delegated by laws, necessary matters in cases where a city is specified in accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 252-19 shall be fixed by cabinet order.
Section II. Exceptions relating to pivotal cities
(Powers of a Pivotal City)
A pivotal city (hereinafter referring to a city satisfying the conditions prescribed in the following article and designated by cabinet order) may, as provided by cabinet order, perform those functions which under cabinet order may be performed by a specified city in accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 252-19, with the exception of those functions which it is not appropriate for a pivotal city to perform because they can be performed more efficiently by the To, Do, Fu or Ken acting comprehensively, than by the pivotal city.
With regard to matters specified by cabinet order which would otherwise be subject to rectification, suspension, restriction, interdiction or similar directives or orders of the governor of the To, Do, Fu or Ken in accordance with laws or cabinet orders founded in law, in relation to the performance of the affairs of a pivotal city, it may be provided by cabinet order that such provisions of law as may authorize such directives or orders shall not be applicable thereto or that such affairs shall be subject to the directive or order of the relevant Minister in lieu of the governor or a commission of the To, Do, Fu or Ken.