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 42 of chapter 54 of the General Laws or any other general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the city clerk of the city of Haverhill shall arrange the names of all candidates in a regular or special election for municipal elective offices on ballots under the designation of the office in order as randomly drawn by the clerk. The drawing of the names shall be performed on the first day, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays, after certification of the results of a preliminary municipal election, if so held, or, if no preliminary municipal election is held then not later than the first Tuesday of October.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, October 3, 2011.