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 section 24 of chapter 54 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the board of election commissioners of the city of Boston shall designate the polling place for each voting precinct in the city of Boston and cause it to be suitably fitted up and prepared. The board of election commissioners shall locate the polling place in a public, orderly and convenient portion of the precinct; provided, however, that if the board of election commissioners determines that the public convenience would be better served, it may designate a polling place in an adjacent precinct of the city. In circumstances in which accessibility concerns arise, the board of election commissioners may designate a polling location in a non-adjacent precinct of the city. Such precinct shall be located not more than 2 precincts away from the original precinct, regardless of direction or ward.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved September 1, 2008