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  • Acts
  • 2008
  • Chapter 235 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE SECRETARY TO PLACE THE OFFICE OF SELECTMEN ON THE STATE ELECTION BALLOT IN THE TOWN OF TOPSFIELD.

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 state secretary shall print on the official state election ballot for the town of Topsfield the office of selectmen to fill a vacancy.

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding section 7 of chapter 53 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, nomination papers for the office of selectmen to fill the vacancy shall be filed with the board of registrars of the town of Topsfield for certification of signatures on or before 5:00 P.M. on August 27, 2008.

SECTION 3.
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, said board of registrars shall complete certification of signatures on such nomination on or before 5:00 P.M. on August 28, 2008.

SECTION 4. Notwithstanding section 10 of chapter 53 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, certified nomination papers shall be filed with the town clerk on or before 5:00 P.M. on August 29, 2008.

SECTION 5. Notwithstanding section 13 of chapter 53 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, candidates who have filed nomination papers to fill the vacancy in the office of board of selectmen may withdraw their nomination by filing a notarized withdrawal not later than 5:00 P.M. on September 2, 2008.

SECTION 6. The town clerk shall on or before 5:00 P.M. on September 5, 2008 certify to the state secretary a list of candidates, with addresses, in the order in which they are to appear on the ballot, to fill the vacancy in the board of selectmen.

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

Approved August 4, 2008