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, precinct 1 of ward 3, of the city of Haverhill shall be 1 precinct for the purpose of forming congressional, representative, senatorial or councilor districts but shall have 2 polling places for the purposes of voting at any state or municipal elections. One such polling location shall be located at the Washington Square Elderly Housing located at 25 Washington square, to serve voters residing at 25 Washington square and shall be known as precinct 1A of ward 3 and the other polling location shall be located at the Citizen's Center located at 10 Welcome street to serve all others in precinct 1 of ward 3 and shall be known as precinct 1 of ward 3.
SECTION 2. The board of registrars and the city clerk of the city of Haverhill may take all necessary actions to assure compliance with this act including, but not limited to, assuring the accuracy of the voting lists as located at each polling location set forth in section 1. The board of registrars and the city clerks shall divide precinct 1 of ward 3 into sub precincts as set forth in section 1, and only the names of voters who reside in each sub precinct shall appear on the voting list for that sub precinct.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.