SECTION 8.17  RESULTS OF RECALL ELECTION.
   If a majority of the votes cast at a recall election shall be against the recall of the officer named on the ballot, he/she shall continue in office for the remainder of his/her unexpired term, subject to recall as before; if a majority of the votes cast at such an election be for the recall of the officer named on the ballot, he/she shall, regardless of any technical defects in the recall petition, be deemed removed from office and the vacancy shall be filled by the City Council as in other vacancies.