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. The second paragraph of section 1 of chapter two of the charter of the town of Swampscott 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 second and third sentences and inserting in place thereof the following two sentences:- Any revision of such precincts shall take effect upon the date of the filing of the report thereof with the election commission or board of registrars of voters. Whenever the precincts are revised, the election commission or board of registrars of voters shall give written notice thereof to the state secretary.
SECTION 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of said town at the next annual or special town election in the form of the following question which shall be placed upon the official ballot to be used at said election:-
"Shall an act passed by the general court in the year 1998 entitled 'An Act relative to the election commission or board of registrars of voters in the town of Swampscott', be accepted?" If a majority of the votes cast in answer to said question is in the affirmative, then this act shall thereupon take full effect, but not otherwise.