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. Every nomination paper of a candidate in the city of Lynn shall be submitted to the board of election commissioners before 4 o'clock post meridian of the thirtieth day preceding the day on which it shall be filed with the city clerk to provide the election commissioners sufficient time to certify the validity of signatures to the city clerk.
SECTION 2. Each nomination paper shall be marked with the date and time it was submitted and the papers shall be certified in the order of submission. In each case the board of election commissioners shall check each name to be certified by them on the nomination paper and shall forthwith certify thereon the number of signatures so checked which are names of voters in the city of Lynn, and only names so checked shall be deemed to be names of qualified voters for purposes of nomination. The board of election commissioners shall place next to each name not checked symbols designated by the secretary of state indicating the reason the name was disqualified.
SECTION 3. All certificates of nomination and nomination papers of candidates for the offices of mayor, city council and school committee shall be filed with the city clerk of the city of Lynn on or before the last Tuesday in July of the year in which the election is to be held so that the city clerk's office shall possess sufficient time to cause ballots to be printed before the preliminary city election.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.