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 actions of the town of Webster with regard to the placement of the office of selectman on the ballot to fill a vacancy at the May 2, 2005, annual town election, and those actions taken by the town in reliance thereon, including the issuance to registered voters of nomination papers for the office, the board of registrars' receipt of such nomination papers for filing, the certification by the board of registrars of signatures of registered voters affixed to such nomination papers, the town clerk's receipt of such certified nomination papers for filing, and the inclusion on the ballot of the names of candidates for the office whose nomination papers contained the requisite number of signatures, are hereby ratified, validated and confirmed, notwithstanding the failure to notify the town clerk in accordance with section 10 of chapter 41 of the General Laws.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.