Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, upon approval by the
legal voters of the town of the proposition to increase the term of the mayor and
council members to four years, at the first annual election after the approval of
the proposition, in those towns where the town is divided into wards with two council
members from each ward, the voters shall elect those members of the council whose
terms expire at the end of the year in which the election is held to two-year terms
and the mayor and remaining members of the town council shall be elected to four-year
terms, the respective terms of each to be designated on the ballot. Thereafter, the mayor and members of the town council shall be elected to four-year
terms at an election held in the year in which their respective terms expire.
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