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(a) An election to elect the first city council shall be held on Monday, June 11, 1984, between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M., local time. The four (4) candidates receiving the highest vote shall have terms beginning at 12:01 A.M., July 1, 1984, and extend until the second Monday in November following the annual city election in 1986. The three (3) candidates receiving the next highest number of votes shall have terms extending from 12:01 A.M., July 1, 1984, until the second Monday in November following the annual city election in 1985. Henceforth, the elections for city council shall be held in accordance with and at the times set forth in this charter.
(b) Candidates for city council shall file petitions signed by not less than twenty (20) nor more than forty (40) qualified and registered electors of the city, and filed with the village clerk by 4:00 P.M., local time, on Monday, April 23, 1984. The village clerk shall publish notice of the last day and time of filing petitions, which notice shall be published in the Commercial Record by Thursday, March 22, 1984. Such petitions shall be in the form designated by statute for the use in the nomination of nonpartisan office. The manner of approval of dominating petitions and those who qualify to sign shall be in general as outlined in this charter.
(c) Friday, the 11th day of May, 1984 shall be the last day of registration for such election. The village clerk of the Village of Saugatuck will act as registrar for the purpose of registering the electors of the city for the election to be held on June 11, 1984. Those registered voters now registered with the Village of Saugatuck will be eligible to vote without further registration if their registrations in the Village of Saugatuck are in order. The village clerk shall also publish notices as required in accordance with state election law for such election.
(d) The County Board of Canvassers shall canvass both the votes for and against the March 12, 1984 election on adoption of this charter and the June 11, 1984 election for the first city council.