Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Any person who is qualified to vote in the town of Dudley may be a candidate for an elective town office and shall be entitled to have his name printed on the official ballot to be used at a town election; provided, however, that such person shall file nomination papers provided by the town clerk containing no less than fifty signatures certified as voters of said town.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, no primary or caucus for the nomination of town officers shall be held in the town of Dudley. No ballot used at a regular or special town election shall have printed thereon a party or political designation or mark and there shall not be appended to the name of a candidate any political designation or mark.