AN ACT RELATIVE TO AN ELECTION TO FILL A VACANCY IN THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN OF THE TOWN OF WALPOLE.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court
assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary,
the town of Walpole shall print on the ballot for the June 2, 2001 town election
the names of candidates nominated for the office of selectman for a one-year
term, to fill a vacancy. Nomination papers for this office may be obtained until
the filing deadline for certification of signatures. Such nomination papers
shall be filed with the board of registrars for certification of signatures not
later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2001. The board of registrars shall
complete certification of signatures on such papers not later than 12:00 noon on
Friday, April 27, 2001. Such nomination papers shall be filed with the town
clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2001. All other dates set
forth in the statute pertaining to the election shall apply.
SECTION 2. This act shall in no way limit a candidate for any other
office from filing nomination papers for the vacant selectman seat and
withdrawing as a candidate for any other position as long as such withdrawal is
filed not later than 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2001.
SECTION 3. If section 1 is not in effect on April 24, 2001, then
sections 1 and 2 shall not apply, and the person receiving the third-highest
number of votes in the election for selectmen to be held on June 2, 2001 shall
be elected for the remainder of the term of the existing vacancy in the board of
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.