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  • Acts
  • 2004
  • Chapter 476 AN ACT RELATIVE TO ELECTIONS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON.

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. Chapter 129 of the acts of 1920 is hereby repealed.

SECTION 2. Section 15 of chapter 452 of the acts of 1948, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 233 of the acts of 1993, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 2, the word "forthwith" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- within 21 calendar days.

SECTION 3. Section 55 of said chapter 452, as appearing in section 3 of chapter 342 of the acts of 1983, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 2, the word "thirteenth" and inserting in place thereof the following word:- twenty-third.

SECTION 4. Said section 55 of said chapter 452, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 3, the word "eighth" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- nineteenth Tuesday at 5:00 P.M.

SECTION 5. The first paragraph of section 55A of said chapter 452, as appearing in section 4 of chapter 342 of the acts of 1983, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 5, the word "eleventh" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- twenty-first Tuesday preceding the preliminary election nor after 5:00 P.M. on the nineteenth.

SECTION 6. The fourth paragraph of said section 55A of said chapter 452, as so appearing, inserted by section 4 of said chapter 342, is hereby amended by striking out the portion of the form headed "Signatures of Nominators" and inserting in place thereof the following portion of the form:-

Signature of Nominator
Current Residence
Ward
Precinct
Residence of Registration
(To be signed by the nominator in person with the nominator's name precisely as given when the nominator registered to vote)
(If the nominator's current residence is not the address at which the nominator shall complete the column title "Residence of Registration"
(If the nominator is not registered to vote at the "Current Residence then the nominator shall complete the column)

SECTION 7. The third paragraph of section 56 of said chapter 452, as appearing in section 5 of said chapter 342, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 4, the word "eighth" and inserting in place thereof the following word:- eighteenth.

SECTION 8. Section 57 of said chapter 452, as appearing in section 6 of said chapter 342, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 15, the words "thirty-fourth day" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- thirteenth Tuesday.

SECTION 9. Section 57A of said chapter 452, as appearing in section 2 of chapter 376 of the acts of 1951, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 6, the words "twenty-eighth day" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- twelfth Tuesday.

SECTION 10. Section 57B of said chapter 452, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 5, the words "twenty-eighth day" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- twelfth Tuesday.

SECTION 11. The second sentence of the first paragraph of said section 57B of said chapter 452, as appearing in chapter 257 of the acts of 1952, is hereby amended by striking out the words "twenty-ninth day", the first time they appear, and inserting in place thereof the following words:- twelfth Tuesday.

SECTION 12. Said second sentence of said first paragraph of said section 57B of said chapter 452, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the words "said twenty-ninth day" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- the day following the twelfth Tuesday.

SECTION 13. Section 59 of said chapter 452, as appearing in section 9 of chapter 342 of the acts of 1983, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "FOR", in line 9, the following words:- UP TO.

SECTION 14. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved January 5, 2005.