Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. There shall be a board of selectmen in the town of Swampscott to consist 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 in April, nineteen hundred and ninety-three for the purpose of filling the positions created under the provisions of this act. Candidates for such election shall be nominated and the election conducted in the same manner as for regular town elections. Each of the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected for a term of office of three years. Each of the two candidates receiving the third and fourth highest number of votes shall be elected for a term of office of two years. The candidate receiving the fifth highest number of votes shall be elected for a term of office of one year.
A member elected to the board at the annual town election commencing in nineteen hundred and ninety-four and thereafter shall be elected for a term of office of three years.
SECTION 3. The state secretary shall cause the following question to be placed on the official ballot to be used in the town of Swampscott at the biennial state election to be held in the year nineteen hundred and ninety-two. "Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and ninety-two, entitled 'An Act providing for a five member board of selectmen in the town of Swampscott', be accepted " If a majority of the votes cast in answer to said question is in the affirmative, then this act shall take effect but not otherwise.