Section 2.  Interpretation.
   The article and section headings herein have been inserted for convenience in reference and are not intended to define or limit the scope of, or otherwise affect, any provision of this Charter.
   Whenever the Charter requires the affirmative vote of a stated fraction of the Council, the multiplicand shall be seven (7) reduced by the number of vacancies then existing in the Council.
   The period of residence in the Municipality required by this Charter as a qualification for elective office shall include the period of residence in any territory which has been annexed to the Municipality.