AN ACT PROVIDING FOR TWELVE PRECINCTS IN THE CITY KNOWN AS THE TOWN OF METHUEN.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 2-1(a) of Article 2 of the charter of the
city known as the town
of Methuen, which is on file in the office of the archivist of the
commonwealth, as provided in section twelve of chapter forty-three B of
the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking out after the third
sentence the words, "Precincts 1, 2, and 6, to be known as the Central
District; Precincts 3, 7 and 9, to be known as the East District; and
Precincts 4, 5 and 8, to be known as the West District." and
inserting in place thereof the following:- Precincts 1, 2, 6 and
10, to be known as the Central District; Precincts 3, 7, 9 and 12, to be
known as the East District; and Precincts 4, 5, 8 and 11, to be known as
the West District.
SECTION 2. Article 7 of said charter, which is on file in said
office of the
archivist of the commonwealth, is hereby amended by striking out
section 7-4 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 7-4. Precincts and Districts. The territory of Methuen
shall be divided into twelve precincts, so established as to consist of as
nearly equal a number of inhabitants as it is
possible in compact and contiguous territory; bounded insofar as possible
by the center line of known streets or ways or by other well defined
limits. The twelve precincts shall be separated into three districts. The
Central District shall include Precincts 1, 2, 6 and 10; the East District
shall include Precincts 3, 7, 9 and 12; and the West District shall
include Precincts 4, 5, 8 and 11.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect on January first, nineteen hundred and
eighty-eight, and shall apply to the state primary election and the state
election held in said year and to every municipal, state and national
primary election and election held thereafter.