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 of chapter 285 of the acts of 1930 is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence, as most recently amended by section 3 of chapter 400 of the acts of 1969, and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Other than the officers designated in section three as town meeting members at large, the representative town meeting membership shall in each precinct consist of the largest number divisible by three which will not exceed two and seven tenths per cent of the persons residing in the precinct.
SECTION 2. Section 4 of said chapter 285 is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence, as most recently amended by section 4 of said chapter 400, and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Nomination of candidates for town meeting members to be elected under this act shall be made by nomination papers signed by not less than ten voters of the precinct in which the candidate resides, and filed with the town clerk at least twenty-eight days before the election; provided, that any town meeting member may become a candidate for reelection by giving written notice thereof to the town clerk at least forty-nine days before election.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect on April first, nineteen hundred and eighty-eight.