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  • Acts
  • 2002
  • Chapter 331 AN ACT INCREASING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN OF THE TOWN OF CANTON.

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. The board of selectmen of the town of Canton shall consist of 5 members elected for terms of 3 years each, so arranged that the term of as nearly an equal number of members as is possible shall expire each year.

SECTION 2. At the first regular town election held following the acceptance of this act by the voters of Canton, as provided for in section 3, 3 selectmen shall be elected. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes in the election shall serve a 3 year term, the candidate receiving the second highest number of votes shall serve a 2 year term, and the candidate receiving the third highest number of votes shall serve a 1 year term. Thereafter, as the terms of selectmen expire, successors shall be elected for terms of 3 years.

SECTION 3. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to the voters of the town of Canton at the next regular or special town election, in the form of the following question which shall be placed on the official ballot:

"Shall an act passed by the general court in the year 2002 entitled, 'An Act increasing the membership of the board of selectmen of the town of Canton', be accepted?"

If a majority of the votes cast in answer to the question is in the affirmative, sections 1 and 2 of this act shall thereupon take effect, but not otherwise.

SECTION 4. Section 3 shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved September 25, 2002.