Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Chapter 271 of the acts of 1983 is hereby amended by striking out section 4, as most recently amended by section 1 of chapter 403 of the acts of 1985, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 4. Notwithstanding the provisions of the fourth paragraph of section ten of chapter fifty-three of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, nominations of all candidates for town meeting members, including incumbents, to be elected under the provisions of this act shall be made by nomination papers, which shall bear no political designation, shall be signed by not less than thirty voters of the precinct in which the candidate resides, and shall be filed with the town clerk at least twenty-eight days before any such election. No nomination papers shall be valid in respect to any candidate whose written acceptance is not thereon or attached thereto when filed.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.