SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the state secretary, with the approval of the Governor, shall have the authority to add or change any dates relating to any special primary or election for Senator in Congress in the year 2013 as he deems necessary for the orderly administration of the election by providing notice of such change with the rules and regulations division, by posting on his website and by whatever other means he deems appropriate.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any general or special law, town charter or by-law to the contrary, if the date for holding a preliminary or town election or annual town meeting falls within thirty days before or after the date set for a special state primary or election, the town council, in a town having a town council and the board of selectmen in any other town, after consulting with the town clerk, may, by majority vote, establish a date before June 30, 2013, to conduct such preliminary, election or town meeting. Any vote must occur at least 35 days before the day the election would be re-scheduled for.
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