Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 9 of chapter 39 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1994 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the following sentence:- Town meetings shall be held within the geographic limits of the town unless a special law, charter or by-law provides otherwise; provided, however, that any meeting for the election by ballot of federal, state or other officers or the determination of other matters that are to be determined by ballot at an election shall be held within the geographic limits of the town.
SECTION 2. Section 15 of said chapter 39, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 9, the word "but" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- provided, however, that a town may decide by by-law or vote not to take a count and record the vote if a two-thirds vote of a town meeting is required by statute; and provided, further, that.