Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The first paragraph of section 1 of chapter 26 of the acts of 1927, as amended by section 2 of chapter 628 of the acts of 1967, is hereby further amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- All precincts shall contain, as near as possible, an equal number of residents of the town as determined on the basis of population.
SECTION 2. Section 2 of said chapter 26, as amended by section 1 of chapter 692 of the acts of 1927, is hereby further amended by striking out the first and second sentences and inserting in place thereof the following two sentences:- Other than the officers designated in section three as town meeting members at large, the representative town meeting membership shall consist of three hundred and ninety members who shall all be registered voters of the town and who shall be apportioned in precincts on the basis of population with each precinct having, as near as possible, the same number of the representative town meeting members as any other precinct. The registered voters in each precinct shall not sooner than ninety days after the establishment of precincts under this act at the next annual town election held thereafter, and at the first annual town election following any precinct revision where the number of precincts is changed, conformably to the laws relative to elections not inconsistent with this act, elect by ballot the number of registered voters in the precinct, other than the officers designated in section three as town meeting members at large, provided for in the first sentence of this section, to be town meeting members of the town.