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  • Acts
  • 2002
  • Chapter 368 AN ACT RELATIVE TO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDATES FOR LOCAL OFFICE IN THE CITY OF NEWTON.

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. Subsection (b) of section 2-1 of the charter of the city of Newton, which is on file in the office of the archivist of the commonwealth as provided by section 12 of chapter 43B of the General Laws, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the following 2 sentences: A candidate for the office of alderman shall be a resident of the ward from which he seeks election as of the date that the election commission makes available blank forms for the nomination of candidates for office. In order to hold the office of alderman, a candidate shall have continuously been a resident of the ward from which he is elected from the date that the election commission made the blank forms available until and including the first day of the term for which he is elected.

SECTION 2. Subsection (b) of section 4-1 of said charter is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the following 2 sentences: A candidate for the office of school committeeman shall be a resident of the ward from which he seeks election as of the date that the election commission makes available blank forms for the nomination of candidates for office. In order to hold the office of school committeeman, a candidate shall have continuously been a resident of the ward from which he is elected from the date that the election commission made such blank forms available until and including the first day of the term for which he is elected.

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

Approved November 7, 2002.