Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (m) of section twenty-one C of chapter fifty-nine of the General Laws or any other general or special law or by-law to the contrary, the debt exclusion election scheduled to be held in the town of Wakefield on Tuesday, January ninth, nineteen hundred and ninety-six is hereby authorized to be held on Monday, January twenty-second, nineteen hundred and ninety-six, consistent with the authorization received from Robert A. Mulligan, chief justice of the superior court on January eighth, nineteen hundred and ninety-six, provided, however, that absentee ballots received on or before January twenty-second, nineteen hundred and ninety-six, including those received on or before January ninth, nineteen hundred and ninety-six, shall be processed and counted and the results of the election shall be valid notwithstanding its postponement.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.