Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The charter of the town of Westborough 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 section 3-2(a) and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 3-2(a). Composition, Term of Office - There shall be a board of selectmen consisting of five members elected by the voters for terms of three years each, so arranged that the term of office of as nearly an equal number of members as is possible shall expire each year.
SECTION 2. There shall be a special election held on June first, nineteen hundred and ninety-two for the purpose of filling the two positions of the board of selectmen created by this act.
Candidates for this election shall be nominated and the election conducted in the same manner as for regular town elections. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes at said special election shall serve for a term of office expiring at the third annual town election following this special election, the candidate receiving the second highest number of votes at said special election shall serve for a term of office expiring at the second annual town election following this special election.
SECTION 3. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to the voters of the town of Westborough at the annual town election to be held in the year nineteen hundred and ninety-two in the form of the following question which shall be placed upon the official ballot to be used for the election of town officers:-
"Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and ninety-one, entitled 'An Act providing for a five member board of selectmen in the town of Westborough', be accepted " If a majority of the votes cast in answer to said question is in the affirmative said act shall take effect but not otherwise.