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each year," by striking out, in the twelfth and thirteenth lines, the words “Wednesday after the first Monday in November," and inserting in place thereof the words:- fifth Wednesday preceding the regular municipal election, -by striking out, in the twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth lines, the words "for the city council or," and by inserting after the word “committee" in the twenty-fifth line the following:- and to any candidate for the city council there shall be issued not more than ten such nomination papers for a ward or not more than sixty such nomination papers for a borough, — so as to read as follows:- Section 54. If a candidate nominated as aforesaid dies before the day of election, or withdraws his name from nomination, or is found to be ineligible, the vacancy may be filled by a committee of not less than five persons, or a majority thereof, if such committee be named, and so authorized in the nomination papers. Nomi

shall not include candidates for more than one office. Every voter may sign as many nomination papers for each office to be filled as there are persons to be elected thereto and no more. Nomination papers shall be issued by the board of election commissioners on and after but not before the fifth Wednesday preceding the regular municipal election. Such papers shall be issued only to candidates who shall file with the election commissioners requests therefor in writing, containing their names with the first or middle name in full, the offices for which they are candidates, and their residences, with street and number, if any. Forthwith the election commissioners shall print or insert on such nomination papers the names of the candidates, the offices for which they are nominated and their residences, with street and number, if any. Not more than three hundred such nomination papers shall be issued to any candidate for mayor, and not more than two hundred such nomination papers shall be issued to any candidate for the school committee and to any candidate for the city council there shall be issued not more than ten such nomination papers for a ward or not more than sixty such nomination papers for a borough. No nomination papers except those issued in accordance with the provisions of this section shall be received or be valid.

SECTION 18. Section fifty-eight of said chapter four hundred and eighty-six is hereby amended by striking out, in the first line, the word "annual" and inserting in place thereof the word:- biennial,

so as to read as follows:- Section 58. No ballot used at any biennial or special municipal election shall have printed thereon any party or political designation or mark, and there shall not be appended to the name of any candidate any such party or political designation or mark, or anything showing how he was nominated or indicating his views or opinions.

SECTION 19. Section fifty-nine of said chapter four hundred and eightysix is hereby amended by striking out, in the first line, the word "annual" and inserting in place thereof the word:- biennial,- so as to read as follows: Section 59. On ballots to be used at biennial or special municipal elections blank spaces shall be left at the end of each list of candidates for the different offices, equal to the number to be elected thereto, in which the

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voter may insert the name of any person not printed on the ballot for whom he desires to vote for such office.

SECTION 20. All acts and parts of acts, so far as inconsistent with this act, are hereby repealed; and all ordinances and parts of ordinances, so far as inconsistent with this act, are hereby annulled. All acts and parts of acts affecting the city of Boston, not inconsistent with the provisions of this act, are hereby continued in force.

SECTION 21. The provisions of section five relative to the fiscal year shall take effect on January first, nineteen hundred and twenty-six. The provisions of section one abolishing the municipal election in said city in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-four and extending the terms of office of members of the city council and school committee of said city which would expire under existing law on the first Monday of February, nineteen hundred and twenty-five, shall take effect after the Tuesday following the first Monday in November, nineteen hundred and twentyfour. The provisions of this act relative to changes in the date of the regular municipal election in said city in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five, in the terms of office for which elective municipal officers are to be elected and in the manner of nominating and electing members of the city council shall, except as herein otherwise provided, take effect in season to be availed of at the regular municipal election of said city in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five. Except as otherwise provided in this act, all other provisions thereof shall take effect on the first Monday of January, nineteen hundred and twenty-six.

(Approved by Governor June 4, 1924.

OFFICERS

IN CHARGE OF THE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS.

The following table shows the manner in which the administrative heads of the Executive departments are appointed or elected, the time of appointment or election, the term of office as prescribed by statute, ordinance, or both, and the salary received by each. Heads of departments and members of municipal boards appointed by the Mayor are subject to approval by the Massachusetts Civil Service Commission. (See Acts of 1909, Chap. 486, Sects. 9–13.)

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† Chairman, $4,500. Chairman, $7,500; others $5,000.

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