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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BOARD OF REGISTRARS OF VOTERS IN THE CITY KNOWN AS THE TOWN OF GREENFIELD.

      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.  Subsection (b) of section 7-12 of the charter of the city known as the town of Greenfield, which is on file in the office of the archivist of the commonwealth, as provided in section 12 of chapter 43B of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking out the fifth paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
      The board of registrars of voters shall not later than 10 days after the date the petition forms are filed certify both the number of signatures on the petition, which are the names of voters, and the percentage that number represents of the total number of voters voting and total number of voters registered as of the date of the most recent regular biennial town election.
      SECTION 2.  Section 7-12 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out subsection (c) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-
      (c)  Recall Election - If the petitions are certified by the board of registrars of voters to contain a sufficient number of signatures, the town clerk shall forthwith submit the petitions, with their certificate, to the town council. Upon receipt of the certified petition forms, the town council shall forthwith give written notice to the officer whose recall is sought of the validity of such petitions. If the officer whose recall is sought does not resign the office not later than 5 days after delivery of that written notice, or after leaving that written notice at the officer’s last known place of residence, the town council shall, after consultation with the town clerk and the board of registrars of voters, order a special election to be held on a date not more than 90 days after the date of its notice to the officer whose recall is sought.

Approved, January 11, 2017