Sec. 6.  Nomination for primary election.
   The City Council, by ordinance, shall direct the City Clerk to make available to all candidates for any City office a petition form for nomination at a primary election.  The nomination form must contain the signatures of qualified electors of the City aggregating not less than three percent (3%) nor more than five percent (5%) of the total number of valid ballots cast at the last preceding general municipal election.  The petitions may be presented to the City Clerk not earlier than one hundred twenty (120) days nor later than ninety (90) days before the date set for the primary election.  The City Clerk shall certify the petition indicating that the required number of signatures of qualified electors has been obtained and such certification shall cause the candidate's name to be printed on the ballot.  (Gen. Elec. 12/1/81; Sp. Elec. 11/2/99)