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 the charter of the city of Methuen or any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be no preliminary elections in the city of Methuen, as otherwise required, on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 for the office of mayor, for the office of the city councilor, for the office of the school committee member, for the office of trustee of the Nevins Memorial Library, for the board members of the Methuen housing authority or for members of the Greater Lawrence Vocational Technical school committee. The candidates whose nomination papers for these offices have been duly certified shall be considered nominated.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.