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  • Acts
  • 2002
  • Chapter 206 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE WITHDRAWAL OF CANDIDATES NOMINATED 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, as follows:


SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a candidate nominated for municipal office in the city of Malden, if no preliminary election is required, may withdraw his name from nomination within 6 days succeeding 5:00 p.m. of the day on which the preliminary election would have been held.

SECTION 2. If after the deadline for withdrawals from nomination, a candidate nominated for a municipal office in the city of Malden files with the city clerk a statement duly signed and notarized of his intention not to seek the office for which he has been nominated, the city clerk shall cause notice of the statement of withdrawal to be attached to the specimen ballots delivered to each polling place where the name of the nominated candidate appears on the ballot.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved August 5, 2002.