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The City of Battle Creek shall constitute five (5) wards. Wards shall be established by the City Commission including all City territory containing as near equal population in each ward as is practical and which contain contiguous and compact areas not less than ninety (90) days prior to the regular City election, and shall remain as established until such time as the population estimates for any of the five wards, based upon the latest Federal decennial census or any special census, discloses an imbalance of more than ten (10%) percent. Until the Commission shall otherwise ordain, the election precincts shall continue as now established. The inhabitants of the City having the qualifications of electors under the Constitution and general laws of the State shall be the electors therein.
(Amended August 7, 1984)