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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT ESTABLISHING CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide for a new division of the commonwealth into congressional districts, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience._____

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 57 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 1 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 1.  For the purpose of electing representatives in the Congress of the United States and delegates and alternate delegates to the national conventions of political parties, until otherwise provided by law, the commonwealth is divided into the following 9 districts, each of which shall elect 1 representative:

First Congressional District — Consisting of the cities and towns in Berkshire and Hampden counties; the towns of Charlemont, Hawley, Monroe, and Rowe, all in the county of Franklin; the city of Easthampton, and the towns of Belchertown, Cummington, Granby, Huntington, Middlefield, Plainfield, South Hadley, Southampton, Ware, and Worthington, all in the county of Hampshire; the towns of Brookfield, Charlton, Dudley, East Brookfield, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Oxford, Southbridge, Spencer, Sturbridge, Warren, Census Blocks 250277542001024, 250277542001025, 250277542001026, 250277542001027, 250277542001028, 250277542001029, 250277542001030, 250277543001008, 250277543002000, 250277543002001, 250277543002006, 250277543002007, 250277543002008, 250277543002009, 250277543002010, and 250277543002011, all in VTD number 25027001951, and VTD numbers 25027001952 and 25027001955, all of the town of Webster, and the town of West Brookfield, all in the county of Worcester.

Second Congressional District — Consisting of the city of Greenfield and the towns of Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Colrain, Conway, Deerfield, Erving, Gill, Heath, Leverett, Leyden, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Shelburne, Shutesbury, Sunderland, Warwick, Wendell, and Whately, all in the county of Franklin; the city of Northampton and the towns of Amherst, Chesterfield, Goshen, Hadley, Hatfield, Pelham, Westhampton, and Williamsburg, all in the county of Hampshire; the towns of Ashland, Holliston, and Hopkinton, all in the county of Middlesex; the town of Medway, of the county of Norfolk; the cities of Leominster and Worcester, and the towns of Athol, Auburn, Barre, Boylston, Douglas, Grafton, Hardwick, Holden, Hubbardston, Leicester, Millbury, Northborough, Northbridge, Oakham, Paxton, Petersham, Phillipston, Princeton, Royalston, Rutland, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Sterling, Sutton, Templeton, Upton, Uxbridge, Census Blocks 250277541003008, 250277541003009, 250277541003014, 250277542001000, 250277542001001, 250277542001002, 250277542001003, 250277542001004, 250277542001005, 250277542001006, 250277542001007, 250277542001008, 250277542001009, 250277542001010, 250277542001011, 250277542001012, 250277542001013, 250277542001014, 250277542001015, 250277542001016, 250277542001017, 250277542001018, 250277542001019, 250277542001020, 250277542001021, 250277542001022, 250277542001023, 250277542001031, 250277542001032, 250277542002004, 250277542002005, 250277542002006, 250277542002007, 250277542002008, 250277542002009, 250277542002010, 250277542002011, 250277542003015, 250277542003016, 250277543001009, 250277543001010, 250277543001011, and 250277543001012, all in VTD number 25027001951, VTD numbers 25027001953 and 250270011954, all of the town of Webster, West Boylston, Westborough, and Census Blocks 250277081002003, 250277081002004, 250277081002005, 250277081002006, 250277081002007, 250277081002008, 250277081002014, 250277081002015, 250277081002016, 250277081002017, 250277081002018, 250277081004018, 250277081004021, 250277081004022, 250277081005044, and 250277081005045, all in VTD number 25027002008, of the town of Westminster, all in the county of Worcester.

Third Congressional District — Consisting of the cities of Haverhill, Lawrence and Methuen, all in the county of Essex; the cities of Lowell and Marlborough and the towns of Acton, Ashby, Ayer, VTD numbers 25017000160, 25017000162, 25017000163, 25017000167, Census Blocks 250173163002009, 250173163002016, 250173163004000, 250173163004001, 250173163004002, 250173163004003, 250173163004004, 250173163004005, 250173163004006, 250173163004007, 250173163004008, 250173163004009, 250173163004010, 250173163004011, 250173163004012, 250173163004013, 250173163004014, 250173163004015, 250173163004016, 250173163004017, 250173163004018, 250173163004019, 250173163004020, 250173163004021, 250173163004022, 250173163004023, 250173163004024, 250173163004025, 250173163004026, 250173163004027, 250173163004028, 250173163004029, 250173163004030, 250173163004031, 250173163004032, 250173163004033, 250173163004034, 250173163005000, 250173163005001, 250173163005002, 250173163005003, 250173163005005, 250173163005006, 250173163005007, 250173163005009, 250173163005010, 250173163005011, 250173163005012, 250173163005014, 250173163005015, 250173163005016, 250173163005017, 250173163005018, 250173163005019, 250173163005020, 250173163005021, 250173163005022, and 250173163005023, all in VTD number 25017000168, and VTD number 25017000169, all of the town of Billerica, Boxborough, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Hudson, Littleton, Pepperell, Shirley, Stow, Townsend, Tyngsborough, and Westford, all in the county of Middlesex; the cities of Fitchburg and Gardner, and the towns of Ashburnham, Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Harvard, Lancaster, Lunenburg, VTD number 25027002007, Census Blocks 250277081001019, 250277081001020, 250277081001023, 250277081001024, 250277081001025, 250277081001026, 250277081001027, 250277081001028, 250277081001029, 250277081001030, 250277081001031, 250277081001032, 250277081001033, 250277081001034, 250277081001035, 250277081001036, 250277081001037, 250277081001038, 250277081001039, 250277081002000, 250277081002001, 250277081002002, 250277081002009, 250277081002010, 250277081002011, 250277081002012, 250277081002013, 250277081004009, 250277081004010, 250277081004011, 250277081004012, 250277081004014, 250277081004016, 250277081004017, 250277081004019, 250277081004020, 250277081004023, 250277081005007, 250277081005008, 250277081005010, 250277081005011, 250277081005012, 250277081005013, 250277081005014, 250277081005015, 250277081005016, 250277081005017, 250277081005018, 250277081005024, 250277081005025, 250277081005026, 250277081005027, 250277081005028, 250277081005029, 250277081005030, 250277081005031, 250277081005032, 250277081005033, 250277081005034, 250277081005035, 250277081005036, 250277081005037, 250277081005038, 250277081005039, 250277081005040, 250277081005041, 250277081005042, 250277081005043, 250277081005046, and 250277081005047, all in VTD number 25027002008, both of the town of Westminster, and Winchendon, all in the county of Worcester.

Fourth Congressional District — Consisting of the cities of Attleboro, Fall River and Taunton, and the towns of Berkley, Dighton, Freetown, Mansfield, North Attleborough and Norton, Census Blocks 250056121001000, 250056121001001, 250056121001002, 250056121001003, 250056121001004, 250056121001005, 250056121001006, 250056121001007, 250056121001008, 250056121001009, 250056121002019, 250056121002020, 250056121003001, 250056121003002, 250056121003003, and 250056121003005, all in VTD number 25005001574, VTD numbers 25005001575 and 25005001576, all of the town of Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, and Swansea, all in the county of Bristol; the city of Newton and the town of Sherborn, both in the county of Middlesex; the towns Bellingham, Brookline, Dover, Foxborough, Franklin, Medfield, Millis, Needham, Norfolk, Plainville, Sharon, Census Blocks 250214041001000, 250214041001001, 250214041001002, 250214041001003, 250214041001004, 250214041001005, 250214041001006, 250214041001007, 250214041001008, 250214041001009, 250214041001010, 250214041001011, 250214041001012, 250214041001013, 250214041001014, 250214041001015, 250214041001016, 250214041001017, 250214041001018, 250214041001019, 250214041001020, 250214041001021, 250214041001022, 250214041001023, 250214041001024, 250214041001025, 250214041001026, 250214041001027, 250214041001028, 250214041001029, 250214041001030, 250214041001031, 250214041001032, 250214041001033, 250214041001034, 250214041001035, 250214041001036, 250214041001037, 250214041001038, 250214041001039, 250214041001040, 250214041001041, 250214041001042, 250214041001043, 250214041001044, 250214041001045, 250214041001046, 250214041001047, 250214042022000, 250214042022001, 250214042022002, 250214042022003, 250214042022004, 250214042022005, 250214042022006, 250214042022007, 250214042022008, 250214042022009, 250214042022010, 250214042022011, 250214042022012, 250214042024000, 250214042024001, 250214042024002, 250214042024003, 250214042024004, 250214042024005, 250214042024006, 250214042024007, 250214042024009, and 250214042024010, all in VTD number 25021001960 and VTD number 25021001961, both of the town of Wellesley, and Wrentham, all in the county of Norfolk; the town of Lakeville, in the county of Plymouth; and the towns of Blackstone, Hopedale, Mendon, Milford, Millville, all in the county of Worcester.

Fifth Congressional District — Consisting of VTD numbers 25017000521, 25017000522, Census Blocks 250173546023004, 250173546023005, 250173546023007, 250173546023011, 250173546023012, and 250173546023013, all in VTD number 25017000523, VTD number 25017000526, Census Block 250173594003000, in VTD number 25017000533, Census Blocks 250173530001007, 250173530001008, 250173530001009, 250173530001010, 250173530001011, 250173530001012, 250173530001013, 250173531012001, 250173594001000, 250173594004000, 250173594004001, 250173594004003, 250173594004004, 250173594005003, 250173594005004, and 250173594005005, all in VTD number 25017000534, VTD number 25017000535, Census Blocks 250173529002001, 250173529002003, 250173538003000, and 250173538003001, all in VTD number 25017000539, VTD numbers 25017000540, and 25017000541, Census Blocks 250173536001000, 250173536001001, 250173536001002, 250173536001003, 250173536001004, 250173536001005, 250173536001006, 250173536001007, 250173536001008, 250173536001009, 250173536001010, 250173536001011, 250173536001014, 250173536001015, 250173536001016, 250173536001018, 250173536001020, 250173536001022, 250173536001023, 250173536001024, 250173536001025, 250173536001026, 250173536001027, 250173536001028, 250173536001029, 250173536001030, 250173536001031, 250173536001032, 250173536001033, 250173536001034, 250173536003000, 250173536003001, 250173536003002, 250173536003003, 250173536003004, 250173536003005, 250173536003006, 250173536003007, 250173536003008, 250173536003009, 250173536003010, 250173536003011, 250173536003012, 250173536003013, 250173536003014, 250173536003015, 250173536003016, 250173536003017, 250173536003018, 250173536003019, and 250173536003020, all in VTD number 25017000542, VTD numbers 25017000543, 25017000544, 25017000545, 25017000546, 25017000547, and 25017000548, Census Blocks 250173543002000, 250173543002001, 250173543002003, 250173543002004, 250173543002005, 250173543002006, 250173543003000, 250173544001000, 250173544001001, 250173544001002, 250173544001003, 250173544001005, 250173544001006, 250173544001007, 250173544002000, 250173544002001, 250173544002002, 250173544002003, 250173544002004, 250173544002005, 250173544002006, 250173544002010, 250173545002012, 250173546011002, 250173546012000, 250173546012001, 250173546012002, 250173546012003, 250173546012004, and 250173546022012, all in VTD number 25017000549, and VTD number 25017000550 all of the city of Cambridge, the cities of Framingham, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Waltham, Woburn, the towns of Arlington, Census Blocks 250173591002000, 250173591002001, 250173591002002, 250173591002003, 250173591002004, 250173591002005, 250173591002006, 250173591002008, 250173591002014, 250173591002015, 250173591002016, and 250173591002017, all in VTD 25017000124, of the town of Bedford, Belmont, Lexington, Lincoln, Maynard, Natick, Stoneham, Sudbury, Watertown, Wayland, Weston, and Winchester, all in the county of Middlesex; VTD numbers 25021001956, 25021001957, 25021001958, 25021001959, Census Block 250214042024008, in VTD number 25021001960, and VTD numbers 25021001962 and 25021001963, all of the town of Wellesley, in the county of Norfolk; the city of Revere and the town of Winthrop, both in the county of Suffolk.

Sixth Congressional District — Consisting of the cities of Beverly, Gloucester, Lynn, Newburyport, Peabody and Salem, and the towns of Amesbury, Andover, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Groveland, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynnfield, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Merrimac, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, North Andover, Rockport, Rowley, Salisbury, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham, and West Newbury, all in the county of Essex; Census Blocks 250173591002007, 250173591002009, 250173591002010, 250173591002011, 250173591002012, 250173591002013, 250173591005000, 250173591005001, 250173591005009, 250173591005012, 250173591005013, 250173591005014, 250173591005015, 250173591005016, 250173591005017, 250173591005018, 250173593031006, 250173593031007, 250173593031015, 250173593031016, 250173593032000, 250173593032001, 250173593032002, 250173593032003, 250173593032004, 250173593032005, 250173593032006, 250173593032007, 250173593032008, 250173593032009, 250173593032010, 250173593032011, 250173593032012, 250173593035000, 250173593035001, 250173593035002, 250173593035003, 250173593035004, 250173593035005, 250173593035007, 250173593035008, 250173593035009, 250173593035010, 250173593036000, 250173593036001, 250173593036002, 250173593036003, 250173593036004, 250173593036005, 250173593036006, 250173593036007, 250173593036008, 250173593036009, 250173593036010, 250173593036011, 250173593036012, and 250173593036013, all in VTD number 25017000124, VTD numbers 25017000125 and 25017000126, all of the town of Bedford, VTD numbers 25017000161, 25017000164, 25017000165, and 25017000166, Census Blocks 250173163002008, 250173163002012, 250173163002023, 250173163005004, 250173163005008, and 250173163005013, all in VTD number 25017000168, and VTD number 25017000170, all of the town of Billerica, and the towns of Burlington, North Reading, Reading, Tewksbury, Wakefield, Wilmington, all in the county of Middlesex.

Seventh Congressional District — Consisting of VTD numbers 25017000518, 25017000519, 25017000520, Census Blocks 250173546011000, 250173546011001, 250173546011003, 250173546011004, 250173546021000, 250173546021001, 250173546021002, 250173546021003, 250173546021004, 250173546021005, 250173546022001, 250173546022002, 250173546022003, 250173546022004, 250173546023000, 250173546023001, 250173546023002, 250173546023003, 250173546023006, 250173546023008, 250173546023009, 250173546023010, 250173546023014, 250173548002009, 250173549021007, 250173549021008, all in VTD number 25017000523, VTD numbers 25017000524, 25017000525, 25017000527, 25017000528, 25017000529, 25017000530, 25017000531, 25017000532, Census Blocks 250173533001002, 250173533001006, 250173533002000, 250173594001003, 250173594001004, 250173594001005, 250173594001006, 250173594001007, 250173594001008, 250173594001009, 250173594001010, 250173594001011, 250173594001012, 250173594002000, 250173594002001, 250173594002002, 250173594002003, 250173594003002, 250173594003003, 250173594003004, 250173594003005, 250173594003006, 250173594003007, 250173594003008, 250173594003009, 250173594004002, all in VTD number 25017000533, Census Blocks 250173531012007, 250173533001000, 250173533001001, 250173594001001, 250173594001002, 250173594001013, all in VTD number 25017000534, VTD numbers 25017000536, 25017000537, 25017000538, Census Blocks 250173527001005, 250173527001006, 250173527001007, 250173527001008, 250173528001006, 250173529001000, 250173529001001, 250173529001002, 250173529001003, 250173529001004, 250173529001005, 250173529002004, 250173530001000, 250173530001001, 250173530001002, 250173530001003, 250173530001004, 250173530001005, and 250173530001006, all in VTD number 25017000539, Census Blocks 250173536001017, 250173536001019, 250173536001021, all in VTD number 25017000542, Census Blocks 250173546022009 and 250173546022011, both in VTD number 25017000549, all of the city of Cambridge, the cities of Everett and Somerville, all in the county of Middlesex; VTD numbers 25021001255, 25021001256, and 25021001257, Census Blocks 250214162002000, 250214162002001, 250214162002002, 250214163002000, 250214163002001, 250214163002002, 250214163002003, 250214163002005, 250214163002006, and 250214163002007, all in VTD number 25021001259, and VTD number 25021001260, all of the town of Milton and the town of Randolph, both in the county of Norfolk; VTD numbers 25025000101, 25025000102, 25025000103, 25025000104, 25025000105, 25025000106, 25025000107, 25025000108, 25025000109, 25025000110, 25025000111, 25025000112, 25025000113, 25025000114, 25025000201, 25025000202, 25025000203, 25025000204, 25025000205, 25025000206, and 25025000207, Census Blocks 250250701041000, 250250701041001, 250250701041002, 250250701041003, 250250701041004, 250250701041005, 250250701041006, and 250250701041007, all in VTD number 25025000306, VTD number 25025000307, Census Blocks 250250701023000, 250250701023001, 250250701031000, 250250701031001, 250250701031002, 250250701031003, 250250701031004, 250250701031005, 250250701031006, 250250701031007, 250250701031008, 250250701031009, 250250701031010, 250250701031011, 250250701031012, 250250701041010, 250250701041011, 250250701041012, 250250701041013, 250250701041014, 250250701041015, 250250701041016, 250250701041017, 250250701041018, 250250701041019, 250250701041020, 250250701041021, 250250701041022, 250250701041023, 250250701041024, 250250701041025, 250250701041026, 250250701041027, 250250701041028, 250250701041029, 250250701041030, 250250701041031, 250250701041032, 250250701041033, 250250701041034, 250250702011000, 250250702011003, 250250702012005, 250250702012006, 250250702012007, 250250702021000, 250250702021001, 250250702021002, 250250702021003, 250250702021004, 250250702021005, 250250702021006, 250250702021007, 250250702021008, 250250702021009, 250250702021010, 250250702021011, 250250702021012, 250250702021013, 250250702021014, 250250702021015, 250250702021016, 250250702021017, 250250702021018, 250250702021019, 250250702021020, 250250702021021, 250250702021022, 250250702022000, 250250702022001, 250250702022002, 250250702022003, 250250702022004, 250250702022005, 250250704021000, 250250704021001, 250250704021002, 250250704021003, 250250704021004, 250250704021007, 250250704021008, 250250704021009, 250250704021010, 250250704021011, 250250704022000, 250250704022006, 250250704022007, and 250250704022010, all in VTD number 25025000308, VTD numbers 25025000401, 25025000402, 25025000403, 25025000404, 25025000405, 25025000406, 25025000407, 25025000408, 25025000409, 25025000410, 25025000501, 25025000502, 25025000509, 25025000510, 25025000801, 25025000802, 25025000803, 25025000804, 25025000805, 25025000806, 25025000807, 25025000901, 25025000902, 25025000903, 25025000904, 25025000905, 25025001001, 25025001002, 25025001003, 25025001004, 25025001005, 25025001006, 25025001007, 25025001008, 25025001009, 25025001101, 25025001102, 25025001103, 25025001104, 25025001105, 25025001106, 25025001107, 25025001108, 25025001201, 25025001202, 25025001203, 25025001204, 25025001205, 25025001206, 25025001207, 25025001208, 25025001209, 25025001301, 25025001302, 25025001304, 25025001305, 25025001306, 25025001401, 25025001402, 25025001403, 25025001404, 25025001405, 25025001406, 25025001407, 25025001408, 25025001409, 25025001410, 25025001411, 25025001412, 25025001413, 25025001414, 25025001501, 25025001502, 25025001503, 25025001504, 25025001505, 25025001506, 25025001507, 25025001508, 25025001509, 25025001601, 25025001603, 25025001604, 25025001606, 25025001701, 25025001702, 25025001703, 25025001704, 25025001705, 25025001706, 25025001707, 25025001708, 25025001709, 25025001710, 25025001711, 25025001712, 25025001714, 25025001801, 25025001802, 25025001803, 25025001804, 25025001805, 25025001806, 25025001807, 25025001808, 25025001809, 25025001810, 25025001811, 25025001812, 25025001813, 25025001814, 25025001815, 25025001816, 25025001817, 25025001818, 25025001819, 25025001820, 25025001821, and 25025001822, Census Blocks 250251101051010, 250251101051011, 250251101051012, 250251101051013, 250251101051014, 250251101051015, 250251101051016, 250251101051017, 250251101061000, 250251101061001, 250251101061002, 250251101061003, 250251101062000, 250251101062001, 250251101062002, 250251103012000, 250251103012001, 250251103012002, 250251103012003, 250251103012004, 250259811002000, and 250259811002001, all in VTD number 25025001907, VTD numbers 25025001910, 25025001911, 25025001912, and 25025001913, Census Blocks 250251304041005, 250251304041006, 250251304041007, 250251304062000, 250251304062001, 250251304062003, 250251304062004, 250251304062005, 250251304062006, 250251304062007, 250251304062008, 250251304062009, 250251304062012, and 250259807001003, all in VTD number 25025002003, VTD numbers 25025002023, 25025002101, 25025002102, 25025002103, 25025002104, 25025002105, 25025002106, 25025002107, 25025002108, 25025002109, 25025002110, 25025002111, 25025002112, 25025002113, 25025002114, 25025002115, 25025002116, 25025002201, 25025002202, 25025002203, 25025002204, 25025002205, 25025002206, 25025002207, 25025002208, 25025002209, 25025002210, 25025002211, 25025002212, 25025002213, and 2502500502A, all of the city of Boston, and the city of Chelsea, both in the county of Suffolk.

Eighth Congressional District — Consisting of the town of Easton, in the county of Bristol; the city of Quincy and the towns of Avon, Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Holbrook, VTD number 25021001258, Census Blocks 250214162002003, 250214162002004, 250214162002005, 250214162002006, 250214162002007, 250214162002008, 250214162002009, 250214162002010, 250214162002011, 250214162003000, 250214162003001, 250214162003002, 250214162003003, 250214162003004, 250214162003012, 250214162003014, 250214162003015, 250214162003016, 250214162003017, 250214162004000, 250214162004001, 250214162004002, and 250214162004007, all in VTD number 25021001259, VTD numbers 25021001261, 25021001262, 25021001263, and 25021001264, all of the town of Milton, and the towns of Norwood, Stoughton, Walpole, Westwood and Weymouth, all in the county of Norfolk; the city of Brockton, and the towns of Abington, East Bridgewater, Hingham, Hull, West Bridgewater and Whitman, all in the county of Plymouth; VTD numbers 25025000115, 25025000301, 25025000302, 25025000303, 25025000304, and 25025000305, Census Blocks 250250202001000, 250250202001001, 250250203021000, 250250203021001, 250250203021002, 250250203021003, 250250203041008, 250250203042000, 250250203042001, 250250203042002, 250250203042003, 250250203042004, 250250203042005, 250250203042006, 250250203042007, 250250203042008, 250250203042009, 250250303011000, 250250303011001, 250250303011002, 250250303011003, 250250303011004, 250250303021004, 250250303021005, 250250303021006, 250250303021007, 250250303021008, 250250303021009, 250250303021010, 250250303021011, 250250303021012, 250250303021013, 250250303021020, 250250303021023, 250250303021024, 250250303021025, 250250303021026, 250250303021027, 250250303021028, 250250303021029, 250250303021030, 250250303021031, 250250303021032, 250250303021033, 250250303021034, 250250303021035, 250250303021036, 250250303021037, 250250303021038, 250250303021039, 250250303021040, 250250303021041, 250250303021042, 250250303021043, 250250303021044, 250250303021045, 250250303021046, 250250303021047, 250250303021048, 250250303021049, 250250303021050, 250250303021051, 250250303021052, 250250303021053, 250250303021054, 250250303021055, 250250303021056, 250250303021057, 250250303021058, 250250303021059, 250250303021060, 250250303021061, 250250303021062, 250250303021063, 250250303021064, 250250701021000, 250250701021001, 250250701021002, 250250701021003, 250250701021004, 250250701021005, 250250701021006, 250250701021007, 250250701041008, 250250701041009, 250250701042000, 250250701042001, 250250701042002, 250250701042003, 250250701042004, 250250701042005, 250250701042006, 250250701042007, 250250701042008, 250250701042009, 250250701042010, 250250701042011, 250250701042012, 250250701042013, 250250701042014, 250250701042015, 250250701042016, 250250701042017, 250250701042018, 250250701042019, 250250701042020, 250250701042021, 250250701042022, 250250701042023, 250250701042024, 250250701042025, 250250701042026, 250250701042027, 250250701042028, 250250701042029, 250250701042030, 250250701042031, 250250701042034, 250250701042035, 250250701042036, 250250701042041, 250250701042042, 250250701042043, 250250701042044, 250250701042045, 250250701042046, 250250701042047, 250250701043000, 250250701043001, 250250701043002, 250250701043004, 250250701043005, and 250250701043006, all in VTD number 25025000306, Census Blocks 250250701021008, 250250701021009, 250250701022000, 250250701022001, 250250701022002, 250250701042032, 250250701042033, 250250701042037, 250250701042038, 250250701042039, 250250701042040, 250250701042048, 250250701043003, 250250701043007, 250250701043008, 250250701043009, and 250250701043010, all in VTD number 25025000308, VTD numbers 25025000503, 25025000504, 25025000505, 25025000506, 25025000507, 25025000508, 25025000511, 25025000601, 25025000602, 25025000603, 25025000604, 25025000605, 25025000606, 25025000607, 25025000608, 25025000609, 25025000701, 25025000702, 25025000703, 25025000704, 25025000705, 25025000706, 25025000707, 25025000708, 25025000709, 25025000710, 25025001109, 25025001110, 25025001303, 25025001307, 25025001308, 25025001309, 25025001310, 25025001602, 25025001605, 25025001607, 25025001608, 25025001609, 25025001610, 25025001611, 25025001612, 25025001713, 25025001901, 25025001902, 25025001903, 25025001904, 25025001905, 25025001906, Census Blocks 250251101042000, 250251101042001, 250251101042002, 250251101042003, 250251101042004, 250251101042005, 250251101042006, 250251201041004, 250251201041005, 250251201042002, 250251201042003, 250251201042010, 250251201042011, 250251201042012, 250251201042015, 250251201042017, 250251201042018, 250251201042019, 250259810001000, and 250259810001006, all in VTD 25025001907, VTD numbers 25025001908, 25025001909, 25025002001, and 25025002002, Census Blocks 250251304062002, 250251304062010, and 250251304062011, all in VTD number 25025002003, VTD numbers 25025002004, 25025002005, 25025002006, 25025002007, 25025002008, 25025002009, 25025002010, 25025002011, 25025002012, 25025002013, 25025002014, 25025002015, 25025002016, 25025002017, 25025002018, 25025002019, and 25025002020, all of the of the city of Boston, all in the county of Suffolk.

Ninth Congressional District — Consisting of the cities and towns in the counties of Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket; the city of New Bedford, and the towns of Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and VTD number 25005001573, and Census Blocks 250056121001010, 250056121001011, 250056121001012, 250056121001013, 250056121001014, 250056121001015, 250056121001016, 250056121002000, 250056121002001, 250056121002002, 250056121002003, 250056121002004, 250056121002005, 250056121002006, 250056121002007, 250056121002008, 250056121002009, 250056121002010, 250056121002021, 250056121003000, 250056121003004, 250056121003006, 250056121003007, 250056121003008, 250056121003009, 250056121003010, 250056121003011, 250056121003012, all in VTD number 25005001574, of the town of Raynham, and Westport, all in the county of Bristol; the town of Cohasset, in the county of Norfolk; the towns of Bridgewater, Carver, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Marion, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rochester, Rockland, Scituate, and Wareham, all in the county of Plymouth.

SECTION 2.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, every city or town which includes 2 or more representative districts under section 1 shall establish precincts or sub-precincts along the congressional district boundary. If the polling place for a sub-precinct created under this section is located in the same building as the precinct no additional election officers need be appointed for such sub-precinct. Any precinct or sub-precinct established under this section shall remain unchanged until the next division of representative districts after the next decennial federal census.

SECTION 3.  The supreme judicial court shall have jurisdiction of a civil action relative to the establishment of congressional districts under section 1. A complaint in the action shall be filed in the court within 10 days after the effective date of this act.

Approved, November 22, 2021.