Section 4.5  NOMINATIONS OF COUNCIL MEMBERS
   Registered electors seeking the office of Council Member in any ward shall file nominating petitions bearing the bona fide signatures of no fewer than twenty five (25) nor more than forty (40) registered voters residing in that ward.  Such petitions shall be filed with the City Clerk's office no later than 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon of the twelfth Tuesday prior to the  primary election.  [NOTE:  The charter language pertaining to filing nominating petitions for the regular city election is superseded by Michigan election law MCL 168.44e as amended under PA 276 of 2012.  The candidate nomination petition filing deadline is 4:00 p.m., 15th Tuesday prior to the August election (Resolution 2018-02-01).]