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The City Clerk shall accept for filing only such nominating petitions for qualified candidates as are on official blanks and contain the required number of signatures. The City Clerk shall forthwith determine the sufficiency of the signatures on each petition filed and, if the City Clerk finds any petition that does not contain the required number of legal signatures of registered electors, they shall forthwith notify the candidate, who may file an amended petition not later than the Tuesday noon following the day for filing the original petition. Petitions which are found by the City Clerk to contain the required number of signatures of registered electors for qualified candidates shall be marked "Approved" with the date thereof. Any candidate may withdraw by filing a signed statement to such effect not later than the Tuesday noon following the day for filing the original petition.
(Amended March 10, 2020)