Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law, city charter provision, or local ordinance to the contrary, for purposes of the special election for ward alderman for ward 8 to be held by the city of Newton scheduled for April 30, 2002, there shall be a subprecinct consisting of a portion of ward 6 precinct 2. The subprecinct shall be known as subprecinct 6-2A and shall consist of the geographic area designated by the United States bureau of the census as census blocks 1000, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1012 and 1017, within census tract 373400.
SECTION 2. The polling place for subprecinct 6-2A shall be located at the Weeks House on Hereward road. Voters who are inhabitants of subprecinct 6-2A may vote in the special election at such location.
SECTION 3. The election commission of the city of Newton may take all necessary actions to assure compliance with this act, including, but not limited to, assuring the accuracy of the voting lists as located at each polling place. The election commission shall modify the voting lists such that only the names of voters who reside in subprecinct 6-2A shall appear on the voting list for such subprecinct and that such names shall not appear on the voting list for any other precinct for purposes of the special election.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.