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Sec. 10.9. Nomination petition.*

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Editor's note--The city has advised that with regard to the filing deadline for nominating petitions for office of councilman, section 644f of Public Act 116 of the Public Acts of the State of Michigan 1954, as amended, [MCLA 168.644f; MSA 6.1644(6)], would govern over the differing deadline set forth in section 10.9 of the Charter. Accordingly, the filing deadline would be 4:00 p.m. on the seventh Tuesday prior to the primary election date.

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Persons desiring to qualify as candidates for any elective office under this charter shall file an official petition therefor with the Clerk signed by not less than fifty (50) nor more than seventy-five (75) registered electors of the city in the case of officers to be elected from the city at large, or not less than twenty (20) nor more than forty (40) registered electors of the ward from which such person seeks election in the case of Councilmen, not later than 12 o'clock noon on the fourth Saturday prior to the date of the regular city primary. Official blank petitions in substantially the same form as required by state law for state and county officers, except for references to party, shall be prepared and furnished by the Clerk. Before the Clerk shall furnish nomination petitions to any person, he shall enter thereon in ink the name of the person desiring to become a candidate for office in the city, or the person in whose behalf the petition is to be circulated, and the name of the office for which he is to be a candidate. Nomination petitions for the purpose of filling a vacancy shall so state in connection with the name of the office for which the petition is to be circulated. The Clerk shall publish notice of the last day, time, and place for filing nomination petitions at least one (1) week before, and not more than three (3) weeks before, that date. No person shall sign his name to more than one (1) petition for any one office to be filled at the next regular city election. Where any name appears on more than one (1) petition for the same office, such name shall not be counted upon any petition for that office.

State law reference(s)--Charter to provide for nomination of elective officers, M.S.A., § 5.2073(b); candidates for local offices, § 6.1646(l).

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