SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law or any town charter or by-law to the contrary, the towns of Hull, Marshfield and Norwell, by majority vote of the board of selectmen, may conduct the annual town election to coincide with the date of the special state election on May 10, 2016.
SECTION 2. If the original date of the annual town election was prior to the special state election, any deadlines previously established for the town election will remain in effect and any nomination papers which have been taken out may be completed and returned as lawfully qualifying for the election.
SECTION 3. If the original date of the annual town election was after the special state election, the deadline for the board of registrars to certify names on nomination papers shall be within 7 days of submission and the deadline to file an objection or withdrawal shall be within 48 weekday hours after the deadline to complete certification.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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