Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to permit nonresidents to be employed by registrars of voters, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 51 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 25, as appearing in the 1988 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 25. Every person appointed as a registrar or assistant registrar who is not regularly employed by the registrars shall be a voter of the city or town where he is appointed. No person appointed as a registrar or assistant registrar shall hold an office in the city or town for which he is appointed either by election or by direct appointment of the mayor or of the selectmen or of a city manager or town manager, or hold an office by election or appointment under the government of the United States or of the commonwealth, except as a justice of the peace, notary public or officer of the state militia. The acceptance by a registrar or assistant registrar of any such office shall vacate his appointment as registrar or assistant registrar. Nothing in this section shall prohibit a registrar or assistant registrar from becoming a candidate for election and serving as a member of a home rule charter commission or as a town meeting member.