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Chapter 264 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE SECRETARY TO PLACE AN OFFICE ON THE STATE ELECTION BALLOT IN THE CITY KNOWN AS THE TOWN OF WATERTOWN.

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 or charter provision of the city known as the town of Watertown to the contrary, the state secretary shall print on the official state election ballot in the current year for the city known as the town of Watertown the office of school committee member to fill a vacancy.

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding section 7 of chapter 53 of the General Laws or any other general or special law or charter provision to the contrary, nomination papers for the office of school committee member to fill a vacancy shall be filed with the board of registrars of the city known as the town of Watertown for certification of signatures on or before 5:00 p.m. on August 23, 2006.

SECTION 3. Notwithstanding any other general or special law or charter provision to the contrary, the registrars shall complete certification of signatures on these nomination papers on or before 5:00 p.m. on August 25, 2006.

SECTION 4. Notwithstanding section 10 of chapter 53 of the General Laws or any other general or special law or charter provision to the contrary, certified nomination papers shall be filed with the town clerk on or before 5:00 p.m. on August 28, 2006.

SECTION 5. Notwithstanding section 11 of chapter 53 of the General Laws or any other general or special law or charter provision to the contrary, a candidate who has filed nomination papers to fill the vacancy in the office of school committee member may withdraw his or her nomination by filing a notarized withdrawal no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 30, 2006.

SECTION 6. The town clerk shall certify to the state secretary on or before 5:00 p.m. on September 7, 2006, a list of candidates, with address, in the order in which the candidates are to appear on the ballot, to fill the vacancy in the office of school committee member.

SECTION 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved August 16, 2006.


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