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(A) A completed recall petition must be filed with the Council Clerk within thirty (30) days after the issuance of the petition by the Clerk. To be sufficient, a recall petition must bear, in the case of a ward office, signatures of electors of that ward equal in number to at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the total vote cast in that ward in the last preceding regular municipal election of the City, and in the case of a City-wide office, signatures of electors of the City equal in number to at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the total vote cast in the last preceding regular municipal election of the City.
(B) Within ten (10) days from the date of the filing of a recall petition, the Clerk shall examine the petition and determine if it meets the requirements of this Charter. If the Clerk determines the petition is in compliance with this Charter the Clerk shall affix a certification indicating the result of the examination. If the Clerk certifies that the petition is insufficient for any reason under this Charter the certification shall set forth the particulars in which the petition is insufficient, and the Clerk shall return a copy of the certificate to the person to whom the petition was issued, without prejudice, however, to the initiating of a new petition for the same purpose. (Amended 11-5-63; 5-7-13)