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 to the contrary, for the year 2007 only, no preliminary election shall be held in the city of Boston to nominate 8 persons for the office of at-large city councillor. Instead, the preliminary election shall be dispensed with and the 9 persons that have duly qualified as candidates for the office of at-large city councillor shall be deemed nominated for the office of at-large city councillor, although in consequences there shall be printed on the official ballot to be used at the regular election names to a number exceeding twice the number to be elected.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved July 25, 2007.