AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN INCREASE IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION AS A CANDIDATE FOR ELECTIVE OFFICE IN THE CITY OF MALDEN.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 169 of the acts of 1881 is hereby amended by
striking out section 4 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
All candidates for election to municipal office shall be
nominated in accordance with the requirements of chapter 53 of the General
Laws; provided, however, nomination papers of candidates for the office of ward
councillor shall be signed in the aggregate by not less than 50 voters
qualified to vote in said ward in the next municipal election; provided,
further, nomination papers for candidates for mayor, school committee and
councillor-at-large shall be signed in the aggregate by not less than 200
persons qualified to vote in the next municipal election.
Section 2 of chapter 550 of the acts of 1955 is hereby
This act shall be submitted to the voters of the city of
Malden at the regular municipal election to be held in the year 1999 in the
form of the following question which shall be placed on the official ballot to
be used for the election of city officers at said election "Shall an act passed
by the general court in the year 1998 entitled, 'An Act providing for an
increase in the requirements for nomination as a candidate for elective office
in the city of Malden', 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.