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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 29: Designation of primary officers; compensation

[ Section impacted by 2020, 45, Secs. 1 and 1A, as amended by 2020, 92, Secs. 1 to 3, effective March 23, 2020 and 2020, 92 Secs. 15 to 17 effective June 5, 2020 relating to postponing municipal elections in order to address disruptions caused by the outbreak of COVID-19.]

[ Section impacted by 2020, 115, Secs. 6 and 12, effective July 6, 2020 relating to voting in order to address disruptions caused by the outbreak of COVID-19.]

  Section 29. The city or town clerk may designate two inspectors and two deputy inspectors, representing the two leading political parties, to serve at primaries, and from the whole body of election officers he may designate officers equally representing the two leading political parties to serve as tellers in any precinct or ward during part of the day for the purpose of receiving ballots, checking names, or canvassing and counting votes, such tellers to receive such part of a full day's compensation of election officers as the aldermen or selectmen may determine.