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 Webster shall print on the ballot for the May 3, 2004 annual town election the names of candidates nominated for the office of selectman for a one-year term and moderator for a three-year term to fill a vacancy. Nomination papers for these offices 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 Wednesday, March 24, 2004. The board of registrars shall complete certification of signatures on such papers not later than noon on Monday, March 29, 2004. Such nomination papers shall be filed with the town clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 2004. All other dates set forth in the General Laws 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 or office of moderator and withdrawing as a candidate for any other position, as long as such withdrawal is filed not later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2004.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.