Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 3 of chapter 43B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1984 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the second and third paragraphs and inserting in place thereof the following two paragraphs:-
The sheets constituting a petition need not be filed at the same time. For the purposes of this section and of section three of said Article LXXXIX, such a petition shall be deemed to be filed whenever the persons responsible for its filing notify the board in writing that the filing is complete. Before receiving such notice, the board may, but shall not be required to, certify signatures on the sheets of the petition already filed.
Objections to the sufficiency and validity of the signatures on any such petition as certified by the board of registrars of voters shall be made in the same manner as provided by section seven of chapter fifty-five B, within two working days after the filing of the aforementioned certification report by the board.