Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 56 of chapter 452 of the acts of 1948, as amended by section 5 of chapter 342 of the acts of 1983, is hereby further amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
The nomination petition shall be signed, in the case of candidate for mayor, by at least three thousand registered voters of the city qualified to vote for such candidate; in the case of a candidate for city councillor-at-large or school committee member-at-large, by at least five hundred registered voters; and in the case of a candidate for district city councillor or district school committee member, by at least the number of voters residing in the district as shall be set in ordinance by the city council and mayor, in accordance with the last paragraph of section three of chapter six hundred and five of the acts of nineteen hundred and eighty-two.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.