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Redistricting Related Session Law

Acts

2001

Chapter 125

AN ACT RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS IN THE GENERAL COURT.

Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith for a new division of the commonwealth into 160 representative districts, 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, as follows:


SECTION 1. Chapter 57 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 4, as appearing in the 2000 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 4. For the purposes of choosing representatives in the general court until the next federal census and division of the commonwealth into representative districts, the commonwealth is divided, conformably with Article CI and Article CXVII of the Articles of Amendment of the Constitution, into the 160 following representative districts:-

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

First Barnstable. - Consisting of the towns of Brewster and Dennis, and precincts 1, 2, 4 and 7, of the town of Yarmouth, all in the county of Barnstable.

Second Barnstable. - Consisting of precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 and 13, of the town of Barnstable, and precincts 3, 5 and 6, of the town of Yarmouth, both in the county of Barnstable.

Third Barnstable. - Consisting of precincts 5 and 7, of the town of Barnstable, precincts 5 and 6, of the town of Bourne, precincts 3, 4, 7, 8 and 9, of the town of Falmouth, and precincts 2, 4 and 5, of the town of Mashpee, all in the county of Barnstable.

Fourth Barnstable. - Consisting of the towns of Chatham, Eastham, Harwich, Orleans, Provincetown, Truro and Wellfleet, all in the county of Barnstable.

Fifth Barnstable. - Consisting of precincts 10, 11 and 12, of the town of Barnstable, precinct 4, of the town of Bourne, precincts 1 and 3, of the town of Mashpee, and all precincts of the town of Sandwich, all in the county of Barnstable.

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket. - Consisting of precincts 1, 2, 5 and 6, of the town of Falmouth, in the county of Barnstable; and the towns of Chilmark, Edgartown, Aquinnah, Gosnold, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury and West Tisbury, all in the county of Dukes County; and the town of Nantucket, in the county of Nantucket.

Berkshire

First Berkshire. - Consisting of the towns of Adams, Clarksburg, Florida, North Adams, Savoy and Williamstown, all in the county of Berkshire; and the towns of Charlemont, Hawley, Heath, Monroe and Rowe, all in the county of Franklin.

Second Berkshire. - Consisting of the towns of Becket, Cheshire, Dalton, Hancock, Hinsdale, Lanesborough, New Ashford, Peru, Richmond, Washington and Windsor, and precinct B of ward 1, of the city of Pittsfield, all in the county of Berkshire; the towns of Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Colrain, Leyden, Northfield and Shelburne, all in the county of Franklin; and the towns of Cummington, Middlefield and Plainfield, all in the county of Hampshire.

Third Berkshire. - Consisting of precinct A of ward 1, all precincts of wards 2, 3, 4, precinct A of ward 5, and all precincts of wards 6 and 7, of the city of Pittsfield, in the county of Berkshire.

Fourth Berkshire. - Consisting of the towns of Alford, Egremont, Great Barrington, Lee, Lenox, Monterey, Mount Washington, New Marlborough, Otis, precinct 5B of the city of Pittsfield, the towns of Sandisfield, Sheffield, Stockbridge, Tyringham and West Stockbridge, all in the county of Berkshire; and the towns of Blandford, Chester and Tolland, all in the county of Hampden.

Bristol

First Bristol. - Consisting of the town of Foxborough, in the county of Norfolk; and precincts 1, 3 and 6, of the town of Mansfield, and precincts 3, 4 and 5, of the town of Norton, both in the county of Bristol.

Second Bristol. - Consisting of all precincts in wards 1 and 2, precinct A of ward 3, and all precincts of wards 4, 5 and 6, of the city of Attleboro, in the county of Bristol.

Third Bristol. - Consisting of precinct B of ward 1, and all precincts of wards 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8, of the city of Taunton, in the county of Bristol.

Fourth Bristol. - Consisting of precinct 1, of the town of Norton, the towns of Rehoboth and Seekonk, and precincts 1, 3, 4 and 5, of the town of Swansea, all in the county of Bristol.

Fifth Bristol. - Consisting of the towns of Dighton and Somerset, precinct 2, of the town of Swansea, precinct A of ward 1, precinct B of ward 4 and all precincts of ward 6, of the city of Taunton, all in the county of Bristol.

Sixth Bristol. - Consisting of the town of Berkley, precinct C of ward 4, precincts A, C and D of ward 7, precincts B, C and D of ward 8, and precincts A, B and C of ward 9, of the city of Fall River, and precinct 1, of the town of Freetown, all in the county of Bristol.

Seventh Bristol. - Consisting of precincts B, C and D of ward 1, precincts A, B and C of ward 2, precincts A, B and C of ward 3, precincts A and B of ward 4, and precinct A of ward 5, of the city of Fall River, in the county of Bristol.

Eighth Bristol. - Consisting of precinct A of ward 1, precincts B and C of ward 5, precincts A, B and C of ward 6, precinct B of ward 7, and precinct A of ward 8, of the city of Fall River, and the town of Westport, both in the county of Bristol.

Ninth Bristol. - Consisting of the town of Dartmouth, precinct 2, of the town of Freetown, and precincts F and G of ward 3, of the city of New Bedford, in the county of Bristol; and precinct 1 in the town of Lakeville, in the county of Plymouth.

Tenth Bristol. - Consisting of the town of Fairhaven, in the county of Bristol; and the towns of Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester, and precincts 3 and 6, of the town of Middleborough, all in the county of Plymouth.

Eleventh Bristol. - Consisting of the town of Acushnet, precincts A, B, C, D and E of ward 1 and all precincts of ward 2, of the city of New Bedford, both in the county of Bristol.

Twelfth Bristol. - Consisting of precinct 3, of the town of Freetown, precincts F and G of ward 1, precincts A, B, C, D and E of ward 3, and precincts D and E of ward 4, of the city of New Bedford, and precinct A of ward 4, of the city of Taunton, all in the county of Bristol; and precincts 2 and 3, of the town of Lakeville, and precincts 2 and 4, of the town of Middleborough, both in the county of Plymouth.

Thirteenth Bristol. - Consisting of precincts A, B, C, F and G of ward 4, all precincts of wards 5 and 6, of the city of New Bedford, in the county of Bristol.

Fourteenth Bristol. - Consisting of precinct B of ward 3, of the city of Attleboro, precincts 2 and 5, of the town of Mansfield, the town of North Attleborough, and precinct 2, of the town of Norton, all in the county of Bristol.

Essex

First Essex. - Consisting of the towns of Amesbury and Salisbury, and the city of Newburyport, all in the county of Essex.

Second Essex. - Consisting of precinct 1, of the town of Georgetown, the town of Groveland, precinct 3 of ward 4, and precincts 1 and 3 of ward 7, of the city of Haverhill, and the towns of Merrimac, Newbury, Rowley and West Newbury, all in the county of Essex.

Third Essex. - Consisting of all precincts of ward 1, precinct 3 of ward 2, all precincts of ward 3, precincts 1 and 2 of ward 4, precincts 1 and 3 of ward 5, and all precincts of ward 6, of the city of Haverhill, in the county of Essex.

Fourth Essex. - Consisting of precincts 1 and 3, of the town of Boxford, and the towns of Hamilton, Wenham, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and precinct 2, of the town of Middleton, all in the county of Essex.

Fifth Essex. - Consisting of the towns of Essex and Rockport, and the city of Gloucester, all in the county of Essex.

Sixth Essex. - Consisting of the city of Beverly, in the county of Essex.

Seventh Essex. - Consisting of the city of Salem, in the county of Essex.

Eighth Essex. - Consisting of precinct 4 of ward 3, and precinct 4 of ward 4, of the city of Lynn, and the towns of Marblehead and Swampscott, all in the county of Essex.

Ninth Essex. - Consisting of precincts 1 and 2 of ward 1, of the city of Lynn, precinct 2, of the town of Lynnfield, and precincts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, of the town of Saugus, all in the county of Essex; and precincts 1, 2 and 7, of the town of Wakefield, in the county of Middlesex.

Tenth Essex. - Consisting of precincts 3 and 4 of ward 1, all precincts of ward 2, precincts 1, 2 and 3 of ward 3, precincts 1, 2 and 3 of ward 4, and precinct 3 of ward 5, of the city of Lynn, all in the county of Essex.

Eleventh Essex. - Consisting of precincts 1, 2 and 4 of ward 5, all precincts of wards 6 and 7, of the city of Lynn, and the town of Nahant, in the county of Essex.

Twelfth Essex. - Consisting of all precincts of wards 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, of the city of Peabody, in the county of Essex.

Thirteenth Essex. - Consisting of the towns of Danvers and Topsfield, all precincts of ward 6, of the city of Peabody, all in the county of Essex.

Fourteenth Essex. - Consisting of precincts 1 and 3 of ward A, precincts 2 and 3 of ward E, and precincts 1, 2 and 4 of ward F, of the city of Lawrence, and precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the town of North Andover, both in the county of Essex.

Fifteenth Essex. - Consisting of precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 of the town of Methuen, in the county of Essex.

Sixteenth Essex. - Consisting of precincts 2 and 4 of ward A, all precincts of wards B and C, and precincts 3 and 4 of ward D, and precinct 3 of ward F, of the city of Lawrence, in the county of Essex.

Seventeenth Essex. - Consisting of precincts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9, of the town of Andover, precincts 1 and 2 of ward D, and precincts 1 and 4 of ward E, of the city of Lawrence, both in the county of Essex; and precincts 3 and 3A, of the town of Tewksbury, in the county of Middlesex.

Eighteenth Essex. - Consisting of precincts 1, 7 and 8, of the town of Andover, precinct 2, of the town of Boxford, precinct 2, of the town of Georgetown, precincts 1 and 2 of ward 2, precinct 2 of ward 5, and precinct 2 of ward 7, of the city of Haverhill, precinct 7, of the town of Methuen, and precincts 7 and 8, of the town of North Andover, all in the county of Essex.

Franklin

First Franklin. - Consisting of the towns of Conway, Deerfield, Leverett, Montague, New Salem, Shutesbury, Sunderland, Wendell and Whately, all in the county of Franklin; and precincts A and D, of the town of Belchertown, and the towns of Chesterfield, Goshen, Huntington, Pelham, Williamsburg and Worthington, all in the county of Hampshire.

Second Franklin. - Consisting of the towns of Erving, Gill, Greenfield, Orange and Warwick, all in the county of Franklin; and the town of Athol, in the county of Worcester.

Hampden

First Hampden. - Consisting of the towns of Brimfield, Holland, Palmer and Wales, all in the county of Hampden; precincts B and C, in the town of Ware, in the county of Hampshire; and the towns of Sturbridge and Warren, both in the county of Worcester.

Second Hampden. - Consisting of precincts 3 and 4, of the town of East Longmeadow, the towns of Hampden, Longmeadow and Monson, and precincts B and C of ward 6, of the city of Springfield, all in the county of Hampden.

Third Hampden. - Consisting of the towns of Agawam, Granville, Russell and Southwick, all in the county of Hampden.

Fourth Hampden. - Consisting of the city of Westfield, in the county of Hampden.

Fifth Hampden. - Consisting of the city of Holyoke, in the county of Hampden.

Sixth Hampden. - Consisting of precinct B of ward 2, precincts A, B and C of ward 4 and precinct B of ward 5, of the city of Chicopee, precinct E of ward 2 of the city of Springfield, and the town of West Springfield, all in the county of Hampden.

Seventh Hampden. - Consisting of precinct B of ward 6, of the city of Chicopee, the town of Ludlow, precincts E, F and G of ward 8, of the city of Springfield, all in the county of Hampden; and precincts B and C, of the town of Belchertown, in the county of Hampshire.

Eighth Hampden. - Consisting of precincts A and B of ward 1, precincts A, C and D of ward 2, precincts A, B and C of ward 3, precinct A of ward 6, precincts A and B of ward 7, precincts A and B of ward 8, and precincts A and B of ward 9, of the city of Chicopee, in the county of Hampden.

Ninth Hampden. - Consisting of precincts A, B, C, D, F, G and H of ward 2, precincts C, D, G and H of ward 5, precinct H of ward 7, and precincts A, B, D and H of ward 8, of the city of Springfield, and precinct A of ward 5 of the city of Chicopee, both in the county of Hampden.

Tenth Hampden. - Consisting of all precincts of ward 1, precincts B, C, F, G and H of ward 3, and precincts A, E and G of ward 6, of the city of Springfield, in the county of Hampden.

Eleventh Hampden. - Consisting of precincts A, D and E of ward 3, all precincts of ward 4, precincts A, B, E and F of ward 5, precinct A of ward 7, and precinct C of ward 8, of the city of Springfield, in the county of Hampden.

Twelfth Hampden. - Consisting of precincts 1 and 2, of the town of East Longmeadow, precincts D, F and H of ward 6, precincts B, C, D, E, F and G of ward 7, of the city of Springfield, and the town of Wilbraham, all in the county of Hampden.

Hampshire

First Hampshire. - Consisting of the town of Montgomery, in the county of Hampden; and the towns of Hatfield, Southampton and Westhampton, and the city of Northampton, all in the county of Hampshire.

Second Hampshire. - Consisting of the towns of Easthampton, Hadley and South Hadley, all in the county of Hampshire.

Third Hampshire. - Consisting of the towns of Amherst and Granby, both in the county of Hampshire.

Middlesex

First Middlesex. - Consisting of the towns of Ayer, Dunstable, Groton, Pepperell and Townsend, all in the county of Middlesex.

Second Middlesex. - Consisting of precincts 3, 5 and 7, of the town of Chelmsford and the towns of Littleton and Westford, both in the county of Middlesex.

Third Middlesex. - Consisting of the towns of Hudson, Maynard and Stow, all in the county of Middlesex; and the town of Bolton, in the county of Worcester.

Fourth Middlesex. - Consisting of the city of Marlborough, in the county of Middlesex; and precinct 1, of the town of Southborough, and the town of Berlin, both in the county of Worcester.

Fifth Middlesex. - Consisting of precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, of the town of Natick, and the town of Sherborn, both in the county of Middlesex; and precincts 2 and 3, of the town of Millis, in the county of Norfolk.

Sixth Middlesex. - Consisting of precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14 and 17, of the town of Framingham, in the county of Middlesex.

Seventh Middlesex. - Consisting of the town of Ashland, and precincts 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 18, of the town of Framingham, both in the county of Middlesex.

Eighth Middlesex. - Consisting of the towns of Holliston and Hopkinton, both in the county of Middlesex; precinct 1 of the town of Medway, in the county of Norfolk; and precincts 2 and 3, of the town of Southborough, and precinct 2, of the town of Westborough, both in the county of Worcester.

Ninth Middlesex. - Consisting of precincts 2, 3 and 4, of the town of Lexington, and all precincts of wards 1, 2, 3 and 4, and precinct 1 of ward 7, of the city of Waltham, both in the county of Middlesex.

Tenth Middlesex. - Consisting of precincts 1 and 4 of ward 1, and precinct 4 of ward 3, of the city of Newton, all precincts of wards 5 and 6, precinct 2 of ward 7, and all precincts of wards 8 and 9, of the city of Waltham, and precinct 10, of the town of Watertown, all in the county of Middlesex.

Eleventh Middlesex. - Consisting of precincts 2 and 3 of ward 1, precincts 1, 2 and 3 of ward 2, precincts 1, 2 and 3 of ward 3, all precincts of ward 4, precinct 4 of ward 5, and precinct 2 of ward 7, of the city of Newton, in the county of Middlesex.

Twelfth Middlesex. - Consisting of precincts 1, 2 and 3 of ward 5, all precincts of ward 6, precincts 1, 3 and 4 of ward 7, and all precincts of ward 8, of the city of Newton, in the county of Middlesex.

Thirteenth Middlesex. - Consisting of the towns of Lincoln, Sudbury and Wayland, all in the county of Middlesex.

Fourteenth Middlesex. - Consisting of precincts 1, 2 and 6, of the town of Acton, the towns of Carlisle and Concord, and precincts 1 and 9, of the town of Chelmsford, all in the county of Middlesex.

Fifteenth Middlesex. - Consisting of precincts 14, 17, 20 and 21, of the town of Arlington, precincts 1, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, of the town of Lexington, and all precincts of wards 1 and 7, of the city of Woburn, all in the county of Middlesex.

Sixteenth Middlesex. - Consisting of precincts 2, 6 and 8, of the town of Chelmsford, precincts 1, 2 and 3 of ward 5, and all precincts of wards 6 and 9, of the city of Lowell, both in the county of Middlesex.

Seventeenth Middlesex. - Consisting of precinct 4, of the town of Chelmsford, and all precincts of ward 1, precinct 3 of ward 2, precincts 2 and 3 of ward 4, and all precincts of wards 10 and 11, of the city of Lowell, both in the county of Middlesex.

Eighteenth Middlesex. - Consisting of precincts 1 and 2 of ward 2, all precincts of ward 3, precinct 1 of ward 4, all precincts of wards 7 and 8, of the city of Lowell, in the county of Middlesex.

Nineteenth Middlesex. - Consisting of precincts 1, 1A, 2, 2A, 4 and 4A, of the town of Tewksbury, and precincts 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6, of the town of Wilmington, both in the county of Middlesex.

Twentieth Middlesex. - Consisting of precincts 1, 3 and 4, of the town of Lynnfield, and precinct 1, of the town of Middleton, both in the county of Essex; and the town of North Reading, and precincts 1, 4, 6, 7 and 8, of the town of Reading, both in the county of Middlesex.

Twenty-first Middlesex. - Consisting of the towns of Bedford and Burlington, and precinct 3, of the town of Wilmington, all in the county of Middlesex.

Twenty-second Middlesex. - Consisting of the town of Billerica, in the county of Middlesex.

Twenty-third Middlesex. - Consisting of precincts 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18 and 19, of the town of Arlington, precinct 2 of ward 3, and precincts 1 and 2 of ward 6, of the city of Medford, both in the county of Middlesex.

Twenty-fourth Middlesex. - Consisting of precincts 2 and 4, of the town of Arlington, the town of Belmont, precinct 3 of ward 10, and precincts 1, 2 and 3 of ward 11, of the city of Cambridge, all in the county of Middlesex.

Twenty-fifth Middlesex. - Consisting of all precincts of ward 4, precincts 2 and 3 of ward 6, all precincts of wards 7 and 8, and precincts 1 and 2 of ward 10, of the city of Cambridge, in the county of Middlesex.

Twenty-sixth Middlesex. - Consisting of all precincts of ward 1, precinct 1 of ward 2, precincts 1 and 2 of ward 3, and precinct 1 of ward 6, of the city of Cambridge, and all precincts of ward 1 and precincts 1 and 2 of ward 2, of the city of Somerville, both in the county of Middlesex.

Twenty-seventh Middlesex. - Consisting of precinct 3 of ward 2, all precincts of ward 3, precinct 3 of ward 4, and all precincts of wards 5 and 6, of the city of Somerville, in the county of Middlesex.

Twenty-eighth Middlesex. - Consisting of the city of Everett, and precinct 2 of ward 7, of the city of Malden, both in the county of Middlesex.

Twenty-ninth Middlesex. - Consisting of all precincts of ward 9, of the city of Cambridge, and precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12, of the town of Watertown, both in the county of Middlesex.

Thirtieth Middlesex. - Consisting of precincts 2, 3 and 5, of the town of Reading, precinct 3, of the town of Stoneham, and all precincts of wards 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, of the city of Woburn, all in the county of Middlesex.

Thirty-first Middlesex. - Consisting of precincts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7, of the town of Stoneham, and the town of Winchester, both in the county of Middlesex.

Thirty-second Middlesex. - Consisting of the city of Melrose, and precincts 3, 4, 5 and 6, of the town of Wakefield, both in the county of Middlesex.

Thirty-third Middlesex. - Consisting of all precincts of ward 2, precinct 1 of ward 3, all precincts of wards 4, 5, 6 and 8, of the city of Malden, in the county of Middlesex.

Thirty-fourth Middlesex. - Consisting of all precincts in wards 4 and 5, precinct 1 of ward 7, and precinct 2 of ward 8, of the city of Medford, precincts 1 and 2 of ward 4, and all precincts of ward 7, of the city of Somerville, both in the county of Middlesex.

Thirty-fifth Middlesex. - Consisting of all precincts of ward 1, precinct 2 of ward 3, precinct 1 of ward 7, of the city of Malden, and all precincts of wards 1 and 2, precinct 1 of ward 3, precinct 2 of ward 7, and precinct 1 of ward 8, of the city of Medford, both in the county of Middlesex.

Thirty-sixth Middlesex. - Consisting of the towns of Dracut and Tyngsborough, both in the county of Middlesex.

Thirty-seventh Middlesex. - Consisting of precincts 3, 4 and 5, of the town of Acton, the towns of Boxborough and Shirley, all in the county of Middlesex; and the town of Harvard, precinct 1 of the town of Lancaster and the town of Lunenburg, all in the county of Worcester.

Norfolk

First Norfolk. - Consisting of precincts 3 and 4 of ward 3, precincts 1 and 3 of ward 4, precincts 2 and 5 of ward 5, and all precincts of ward 6, of the city of Quincy, and precincts 5 and 6 of the town of Randolph, both in the county of Norfolk.

Second Norfolk. - Consisting of all precincts in ward 1, precincts 1, 2 and 5 of ward 3, precincts 2 and 4 of ward 4 and precincts 1, 3 and 4 of ward 5, of the city of Quincy, in the county of Norfolk.

Third Norfolk. - Consisting of precincts 2, 3 and 4, of the town of Holbrook, all precincts of ward 2, and precinct 5 of ward 4, of the city of Quincy, precincts 5, 6, 9, 12 and 16, of the town of Weymouth, all in the county of Norfolk.

Fourth Norfolk. - Consisting of precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17 and 18, of the town of Weymouth, in the county of Norfolk.

Fifth Norfolk. - Consisting of the town of Braintree, precinct 1, of the town of Holbrook, precinct 3, of the town of Randolph, all in the county of Norfolk.

Sixth Norfolk. - Consisting of the towns of Avon and Canton, and precincts 1, 5, 7 and 8, of the town of Stoughton, all in the county of Norfolk.

Seventh Norfolk. - Consisting of precincts 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 and 11, of the town of Milton, and precincts 1, 2, 4, 7 and 8, of the town of Randolph, both in the county of Norfolk.

Eighth Norfolk. - Consisting of precinct 4, of the town of Mansfield, in the county of Bristol; and the town of Sharon, precincts 2, 3, 4 and 6, of the town of Stoughton, and precincts 3 and 4, of the town of Walpole, all in the county of Norfolk.

Ninth Norfolk. - Consisting of precincts 3 and 4, of the town of Medfield, precinct 1, of the town of Millis, the towns of Norfolk and Plainville, precinct 5, of the town of Walpole, and the town of Wrentham, all in the county of Norfolk.

Tenth Norfolk. - Consisting of the town of Franklin, and precincts 2, 3 and 4, of the town of Medway, both in the county of Norfolk.

Eleventh Norfolk. - Consisting of the town of Dedham, precinct 8, of the town of Walpole, and the town of Westwood, all in the county of Norfolk.

Twelfth Norfolk. - Consisting of the town of Norwood, precincts 1, 2, 6 and 7, of the town of Walpole, both in the county of Norfolk.

Thirteenth Norfolk. - Consisting of the town of Dover, precincts 1 and 2, of the town of Medfield, and the town of Needham, all in the county of Norfolk.

Fourteenth Norfolk. - Consisting of precinct 10, of the town of Natick, and the town of Weston, both in the county of Middlesex; and the town of Wellesley, in the county of Norfolk.

Fifteenth Norfolk. - Consisting of precincts 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 of the town of Brookline, in the county of Norfolk.

Plymouth

First Plymouth. - Consisting of precincts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 14, of the town of Plymouth, in the county of Plymouth.

Second Plymouth. - Consisting of precincts 1, 2 and 3, of the town of Bourne, in the county of Barnstable; and the towns of Carver and Wareham, both in the county of Plymouth.

Third Plymouth. - Consisting of the town of Cohasset, in the county of Norfolk; and the towns of Hingham and Hull, and precinct 3, of the town of Scituate, all in the county of Plymouth.

Fourth Plymouth. - Consisting of the town of Marshfield, and precincts 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6, of the town of Scituate, both in the county of Plymouth.

Fifth Plymouth. - Consisting of the towns of Hanover, Norwell and Rockland, all in the county of Plymouth.

Sixth Plymouth. - Consisting of precincts 2, 3, 4 and 5, of the town of Duxbury, precinct 2 of the town of Halifax, and the towns of Hanson and Pembroke, all in the county of Plymouth.

Seventh Plymouth. - Consisting of the towns of Abington, East Bridgewater and Whitman, all in the county of Plymouth.

Eighth Plymouth. - Consisting of precinct 6, of the town of Easton, and the town of Raynham, both in the county of Bristol; and the town of Bridgewater, in the county of Plymouth.

Ninth Plymouth. - Consisting of precincts B and D of ward 1, precincts B, C and D of ward 2, all precincts of ward 3, precincts A and D of ward 4 and precinct A of ward 5, of the city of Brockton, in the county of Plymouth.

Tenth Plymouth. - Consisting of precinct 3, of the town of Easton, in the county of Bristol; and precincts B and C of ward 4, precincts B, C and D of ward 5 and all precincts of ward 6, of the city of Brockton, and the town of West Bridgewater, both in the county of Plymouth.

Eleventh Plymouth. - Consisting of precincts 1, 2, 4 and 5, of the town of Easton, in the county of Bristol; and precincts A and C of ward 1, precinct A of ward 2, and all precincts of ward 7, of the city of Brockton, in the county of Plymouth.

Twelfth Plymouth. - Consisting of precincts 1 and 6, of the town of Duxbury, precinct 1, of the town of Halifax, the town of Kingston, precincts 1 and 5, of the town of Middleborough, precincts 1, 11 and 13, of the town of Plymouth, and the town of Plympton, all in the county of Plymouth.

Suffolk

For the purposes of the following districts, the term "VTD" shall mean "voting tabulation district", and shall refer to areas identified by the state to the United States Bureau of the Census as a voting district. In the event of a discrepancy in representative district descriptions between references to ward and precincts and to VTDs, the VTD reference shall govern.

First Suffolk. - Consisting of all precincts (VTD 0005, 0010, 0015, 0020, 0025, 0030, 0035, 0040, 0045, 0050, 0055, 0060, 0065, 0070) of ward 1, and the harbor islands (VTD 1430), of the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk.

Second Suffolk. - Consisting of all precincts (VTD 0075, 0080, 0085, 0090, 0095, 0100, 0105) of ward 2, of the city of Boston, and all precincts of wards 1 and 2, precincts 1 and 3 of ward 3, and precincts 1 and 4 of ward 4, of the city of Chelsea, both in the county of Suffolk.

Third Suffolk. - Consisting of precincts 1 (VTD 0110), 2 (VTD 0115), 3 (VTD 0120), 4 (VTD 0125), 6 (VTD 0135), 7 (VTD 0140) and 8 (VTD 0145) of ward 3, precinct 1 (VTD 0150) of ward 4, precinct 1 (VTD 0200) of ward 5, and precincts 1 (VTD 0345), 2 (VTD 0350) and 6 (VTD 0370) of ward 8, of the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk.

Fourth Suffolk. - Consisting of all precincts (VTD 0250, 0255, 0260, 0265, 0270, 0275, 0280, 0285, 0290) of ward 6, precincts 1 (VTD 0295), 2 (VTD 0300), 3 (VTD 0305), 4 (VTD 0310), 5 (VTD 0315), 6 (VTD 0320), 7 (VTD 0325), 8 (VTD 0330) and 9 (VTD 0335) of ward 7, and precincts 3 (VTD 0555) and 6 (VTD 0570) of ward 13, of the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk.

Fifth Suffolk. - Consisting of precinct 10 (VTD 0340) of ward 7, precincts 5 (VTD 0365) and 7 (VTD 0375) of ward 8, precinct 6 (VTD 0525) of ward 12, precincts 1 (VTD 0545), 2 (VTD 0550), 4 (VTD 0560) and 5 (VTD 0565) of ward 13, precincts 1 (VTD 0595) and 4 (VTD 0610) of ward 14, and precincts 1 (VTD 0665), 2 (VTD 0670), 3 (VTD 0675), 4 (VTD 0680), 5 (VTD 0685), 7 (VTD 0695), 8 (VTD 0700) and 9 (VTD 0705) of ward 15, of the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk.

Sixth Suffolk. - Consisting of precincts 2 (VTD 0600), 3 (VTD 0605), 5 (VTD 0615), 6 (VTD 0620), 7 (VTD 0625), 8 (VTD 0630), 9 (VTD 0635), 10 (VTD 0640), 11 (VTD 0645), 12 (VTD 0650), 13 (VTD 0655) and 14 (VTD 0660) of ward 14, precincts 1 (VTD 0770), 5 (VTD 0790), 7 (VTD 0800), 8 (VTD 0805) and 10 (VTD 0815) of ward 17, and precinct 3 (VTD 0850) of ward 18, of the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk.

Seventh Suffolk. - Consisting of precincts 8 (VTD 0185), 9 (VTD 0190) and 10 (VTD 0195) of ward 4, precincts 3 (VTD 0355) and 4 (VTD 0360) of ward 8, precincts 4 (VTD 0395) and 5 (VTD 0400) of ward 9, precincts 2 (VTD 0455) and 3 (VTD 0460) of ward 11, precincts 1 (VTD 0500), 2 (VTD 0505), 3 (VTD 0510), 4 (VTD 0515), 5 (VTD 0520), 8 (VTD 0535) and 9 (VTD 0540) of ward 12, and precinct 1 (VTD 1120) of ward 21, of the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk.

Eighth Suffolk. - Consisting of precinct 3 of ward 2, precinct 3 of ward 3, and all precincts of ward 5, of the city of Cambridge, in the county of Middlesex; and precinct 5 (VTD 0130) of ward 3, and precincts 3 (VTD 0210), 4 (VTD 0215), 5 (VTD 0220), 6 (VTD 0225), 7 (VTD 0230), 8 (VTD 0235), 9 (VTD 0240) and 11 (VTD 0250) of ward 5, of the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk.

Ninth Suffolk. - Consisting of precinct 2 of ward 2, of the city of Cambridge, in the county of Middlesex; and precincts 2 (VTD 0155), 3 (VTD 0160), 4 (VTD 0165), 5 (VTD 0170), 6 (VTD 0175) and 7 (VTD 0180) of ward 4, precincts 2 (VTD 0205) and 10 (VTD 0245) of ward 5, and precincts 1 (VTD 0380), 2 (VTD 0385) and 3 (VTD 0390) of ward 9, of the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk.

Tenth Suffolk. - Consisting of precincts 15 and 16, of the town of Brookline, in the county of Norfolk; and precincts 3 (VTD 1030), 5 (VTD 1040), 6 (VTD 1045), 7 (VTD 1050), 8 (VTD 1055), 9 (VTD 1060), 10 (VTD 1065), 11 (VTD 1070), 12 (VTD 1075), 13 (VTD 1080), 14 (VTD 1085), 15 (VTD 1090), 16 (VTD 1095), 17 (VTD 1100), 18 (VTD 1105), 19 (VTD 1110) and 20 (VTD 1115) of ward 20, of the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk.

Eleventh Suffolk. - Consisting of precincts 4 (VTD 0465), 5 (VTD 0470), 6 (VTD 0475), 7 (VTD 0480), 8 (VTD 0485), 9 (VTD 0490) and 10 (VTD 0495) of ward 11, precinct 7 (VTD 0530) of ward 12, precincts 6 (VTD 0980), 7 (VTD 0985), 9 (VTD 0995), 10 (VTD 1000), 11 (VTD 1005), 12 (VTD 1010) and 13 (VTD 1015) of ward 19, and precincts 1 (VTD 1020), 2 (VTD 1025) and 4 (VTD 1035) of ward 20, of the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk.

Twelfth Suffolk. - Consisting of precincts 3, 6 and 7, of the town of Milton, in the county of Norfolk; and precincts 8 (VTD 0745), 11 (VTD 0760) and 12 (VTD 0765) of ward 16, precincts 4 (VTD 0785), 11 (VTD 0820), 12 (VTD 0825), 13 (VTD 0830) and 14 (VTD 0835) of ward 17, and precincts 1 (VTD 0840), 2 (VTD 0845), 4 (VTD 0855), 5 (VTD 0860), 6 (VTD 0865) and 21 (VTD 0940) of ward 18, of the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk.

Thirteenth Suffolk. - Consisting of precincts 7 (VTD 0575), 8 (VTD 0580), 9 (VTD 0585) and 10 (VTD 0590) of ward 13, precinct 6 (VTD 0690) of ward 15, precincts 1 (VTD 0710), 2 (VTD 0715), 3 (VTD 0720), 4 (VTD 0725), 5 (VTD 0730), 6 (VTD 0735), 7 (VTD 0740), 9 (VTD 0750) and 10 (VTD 0755) of ward 16, and precincts 2 (VTD 0775), 3 (VTD 0780), 6 (VTD 0795) and 9 (VTD 0810), of ward 17, of the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk.

Fourteenth Suffolk. - Consisting of precincts 7 (VTD 0870), 8 (VTD 0875), 9 (VTD 0880), 10 (VTD 0885), 11 (VTD 0890), 12 (VTD 0895), 13 (VTD 0900), 14 (VTD 0905), 15 (VTD 0910), 16 (VTD 0915), 17 (VTD 0920), 18 (VTD 0925), 19 (VTD 0930), 20 (VTD 0935), 22 (VTD 0945) and 23 (VTD 0950) of ward 18, of the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk.

Fifteenth Suffolk. - Consisting of precincts 5 and 14, of the town of Brookline, in the county of Norfolk; and all precincts (VTD 0405, 0410, 0415, 0420, 0425, 0430, 0435, 0440 and 0445) of ward 10, precinct 1 (VTD 0450) of ward 11, and precincts 1 (VTD 0955), 2 (VTD 0960), 3 (VTD 0965), 4 (VTD 0970), 5 (VTD 0975) and 8 (VTD 0990) of ward 19, of the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk.

Sixteenth Suffolk. - Consisting of precincts 3 and 10, of the town of Saugus, in the county of Essex; and precincts 2 and 4 of ward 3, precincts 2 and 3 of ward 4, of the city of Chelsea, and precinct 3 of ward 1, precinct 1 of ward 3, precincts 1, 2 and 3 of ward 4, precincts 1 and 2 of ward 5, and precincts 1, 2 and 3 of ward 6, of the city of Revere, both in the county of Suffolk.

Seventeenth Suffolk. - Consisting of precincts 3 (VTD 1130), 5 (VTD 1140), 6 (VTD 1145), 7 (VTD 1150), 8 (VTD 1155), 9 (VTD 1160), 10 (VTD 1165), 11 (VTD 1170), and 12 (VTD 1175) of ward 21, and precincts 2 (VTD 1205), 3 (VTD 1210), 6 (VTD 1225), 9 (VTD 1240) and 10 (VTD 1245) of ward 22, of the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk.

Eighteenth Suffolk. - Consisting of precinct 1, of the town of Brookline, in the county of Norfolk; and precincts 2 (VTD 1125), 4 (VTD 1135), 13 (VTD 1180), 14 (VTD 1185), 15 (VTD 1190) and 16 (VTD 1195) of ward 21, and precincts 1 (VTD 1200), 4 (VTD 1215), 5 (VTD 1220), 7 (VTD 1230), 8 (VTD 1235), 11 (VTD 1250), 12 (VTD 1255), and 13 (VTD 1260) of ward 22, of the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk.

Nineteenth Suffolk. - Consisting of precincts 1 and 2 of ward 1, all precincts of ward 2, precincts 2 and 3 of ward 3, and precinct 3 of ward 5, of the city of Revere, and the town of Winthrop, both in the county of Suffolk.

Worcester

First Worcester. - Consisting of the towns of Holden, Hubbardston, Oakham, Princeton, Rutland, precinct 1 of the town of Sterling and the town of Westminster, all in the county of Worcester.

Second Worcester. - Consisting of the town of Ashby, in the county of Middlesex; and the city of Gardner, and the towns of Ashburnham, Royalston and Winchendon, all in the county of Worcester.

Third Worcester. - Consisting of the city of Fitchburg, in the county of Worcester.

Fourth Worcester. - Consisting of the town of Leominster, in the county of Worcester.

Fifth Worcester. - Consisting of precinct A, of the town of Ware, in the county of Hampshire; and the towns of Barre, Brookfield, Hardwick, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Petersham, Phillipston and West Brookfield, precincts 2 and 3 of the town of Spencer, and the town of Templeton, all in the county of Worcester.

Sixth Worcester. - Consisting of the towns of Charlton, East Brookfield and precinct 2, of the town of Oxford, the town of Southbridge, and precincts 1 and 4, of the town of Spencer, all in the county of Worcester.

Seventh Worcester. - Consisting of the towns of Auburn and Millbury, precinct 3, of the town of Sutton, and precincts 1 and 3, of the town of Oxford, all in the county of Worcester.

Eighth Worcester. - Consisting of the towns of Douglas and Dudley, precinct 4, of the town of Oxford, precinct 3, of the town of Uxbridge, and the town of Webster, all in the county of Worcester.

Ninth Worcester. - Consisting of the towns of Grafton, Northbridge and Upton, and precincts 3 and 5, of the town of Westborough, all in the county of Worcester.

Tenth Worcester. - Consisting of the towns of Hopedale, Mendon and Milford, all in the county of Worcester.

Eleventh Worcester. - Consisting of the town of Shrewsbury, and precincts 1 and 4, of the town of Westborough, both in the county of Worcester.

Twelfth Worcester. - Consisting of the towns of Boylston, Clinton, Northborough, and precinct 2 of the town of Sterling and precinct 2 of the town of Lancaster, all in the county of Worcester.

Thirteenth Worcester. - Consisting of the town of Paxton, precincts 1, 2, 3 and 4 of ward 1, all precincts of ward 9, and precinct 3 of ward 10, of the city of Worcester, both in the county of Worcester.

Fourteenth Worcester. - Consisting of the town of West Boylston, and precinct 5 of ward 1, all precincts of ward 2, and precincts 1, 3 and 5 of ward 3, of the city of Worcester, both in the county of Worcester.

Fifteenth Worcester. - Consisting of precincts 2 and 4 of ward 3, all precincts of ward 4, precinct 3 of ward 5, and precincts 1, 2, 4 and 5 of ward 10, of the city of Worcester, in the county of Worcester.

Sixteenth Worcester. - Consisting of precincts 1, 2, 4 and 5, of ward 5, all precincts of ward 6, and precincts 1 and 5 of ward 8, of the city of Worcester, in the county of Worcester.

Seventeenth Worcester. - Consisting of the town of Leicester, and all precincts in ward 7, and precincts 2, 3 and 4 of ward 8, of the city of Worcester, in the county of Worcester.

Eighteenth Worcester. - Consisting of the town of Bellingham, in the county of Norfolk; and precincts 1, 2 and 4, of the town of Uxbridge, precincts 1 and 2, of the town of Sutton, and the towns of Blackstone and Millville, all in the county of Worcester.

SECTION 2. The supreme judicial court shall have jurisdiction of any petition for a writ of mandamus relative to the establishment of 160 representative districts under section 1. Every such petition shall be filed in the court within 10 days after the effective date of this act.

Approved November 8, 2001.

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