General Laws

[ Text of section effective until May 22, 2014. For text effective May 22, 2014, see below.]

  Section 72. The board or officer in charge of the police force of each city and town shall detail a sufficient number of police officers or constables for each building that contains the polling place for one or more precincts at every election therein to preserve order and to protect the election officers and supervisors from any interference with their duties and to aid in enforcing the laws relating to elections.

Chapter 54: Section 72. Preservation of order by police

[ Text of section as amended by 2014, 111, Sec. 14 effective May 22, 2014. For text effective until May 22, 2014, see above.]

  Section 72. The board or officer in charge of the police force of each city and town shall detail a sufficient number of police officers or constables for each building that contains the polling place for one or more precincts at every election therein to preserve order and to protect the election officers and supervisors from any interference with their duties and to aid in enforcing the laws relating to elections; provided, however, that this section may apply to section 25B at the discretion of the election officers and registrars for a city or town.