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  • Acts
  • 2010
  • Chapter 208 AN ACT REGULATING ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF YARMOUTH.

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. Chapter 404 of the acts of 2006 is hereby amended by striking out sections 1 and 2 and inserting in place thereof the following 2 sections:-

Section 1. Notwithstanding section 22A of chapter 55 or section 21C of chapter 59 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the board of selectmen of the town of Yarmouth shall, at least 10 days before any election at which a binding or nonbinding question shall be submitted solely to the voters of the town, cause to be printed and made available at each polling place: (1) the full text of the question; (2) a fair and concise summary of the question, including a 1 sentence statement describing the effect of a yes or no vote, prepared by the town counsel of the town or the counsel’s designee.

Section 2. The board of selectmen of the town of Yarmouth shall cause to be printed and distributed, in the manner provided in section 1 the summary and statement describing the effect of a yes or no vote. The summary and statement describing the effect of a yes or no vote prepared under section 2 shall be open to public inspection at the office of the town clerk of the town.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved August 4, 2010