Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 7-1 of article 7 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 12 of chapter 43B of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
On the sixth Tuesday preceding every regular town election, there shall be held a preliminary election for the purpose of nominating candidates.
SECTION 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of the city known as the town of Methuen in the form of the following question which shall be placed on the ballot for the next regular municipal election:
"Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and ninety-one, entitled 'An Act relative to the Home Rule Charter of the City Known as the Town of Methuen' be accepted "
If a majority of the votes cast in answer to said question is in the affirmative, this act shall take effect, but not otherwise.