Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Article 8 of the charter of the town of Stoughton 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 section 8-1 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 8-1. Time of Elections.
Regular town elections for the elective offices specified in this charter and for other elective offices as required by the General Laws shall be held twenty-eight days before the annual town meeting. The polls shall not close before eight o'clock post meridiem.
SECTION 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to the voters of the town of Stoughton at the annual election to be held in the year nineteen hundred and ninety or at any regular or special election to be held thereafter in the form of the following question which shall be placed on the official ballot to be used for the election:-
"Shall An Act passed by the General Court in the year nineteen hundred and ninety, entitled 'An act relative to the date of the annual town election in the town of Stoughton', be accepted " If a majority of the votes in answer to said question is in the affirmative this act shall take full effect, but not otherwise.