Massachusetts elections, 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Massachusetts
2.1 Voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Massachusetts

The state of Massachusetts will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Massachusetts
Filing deadline for ballot measures for 2014 December 4, 2013 Red padlock.png
State House special election January 7, 2014 Red padlock.png
State Senate & House special elections April 1, 2014 Red padlock.png
Deadline for all candidates seeking district office to file with Registrar of Voters April 29, 2014 Red padlock.png
Signature filing deadline for party candidates seeking federal or statewide office to file with Registrar of Voters May 6, 2014 Red padlock.png
Deadline for all candidates seeking district office to file with Secretary of Commonwealth May 27, 2014 Red padlock.png
Deadline for political party candidates seeking federal or statewide office to file with Secretary of Commonwealth June 3, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for state legislative candidates June 3, 2014 Red padlock.png
Deadline for nonpartisan candidates seeking federal or statewide office to file with Registrar of Voters July 29, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election August 20, 2014 Red padlock.png
Deadline for nonpartisan candidates seeking federal or statewide office to file with Secretary of Commonwealth August 26, 2014 Red padlock.png
Primary election date September 9, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for general election October 15, 2014
General election date November 4, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in Massachusetts in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Scheduled electiona
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (4 measures) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Unscheduled electiond
School boards Unscheduled electiond

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Massachusetts

State Executive Officials


See also: Massachusetts state executive official elections, 2014

Current incumbent Deval Patrick, a Democrat first elected in 2006, is eligible to run for re-election in 2014. However, after winning re-election in 2010, Patrick stated that he would not seek a third term as governor in the 2014 election.[1][2] The race to replace Patrick includes a slew of Democratic hopefuls and independent party candidates. The field of Democrats competing for their party's nomination in the primary, which is scheduled for September 9, 2014, has attracted individuals already serving in elected office. Attorney general Martha Coakley and state treasurer Steve Grossman are both running for the governor's seat. Pediatrician and former Obama administration official Donald Berwick is also seeking the Democratic nomination.[3] Charlie Baker, a venture capitalist who was the Republican nominee for governor in 2010, again won his party's nomination at the convention on March 22, 2014. The other Republican challenger, Mark Fisher, originally appeared to have narrowly missed an appearance on the primary ballot after failing to achieve 15 percent of the vote with just 14.765 percent, but after challenging the results in court the judge ruled that Fisher should be allowed to appear with Baker on the primary ballot.[4][5] Baker will have had to defend his more moderate views as a Republican, and work to distance himself from the Democratic candidates. He supports both abortion rights and gay marriage, a contrast to many views of his conservative Republican supporters.[6]


Massachusetts State Legislature


See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014 and Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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1 U.S. Senate elections in Massachusetts
1.1 Candidates
1.2 Race background
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U.S. Senate elections in Massachusetts

See also: United States Senate elections in Massachusetts, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in Massachusetts will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 6, 2014
September 9, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Massachusetts is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Unaffiliated voters are allowed to vote in the primary election. They may choose which party ballot they wish to vote on and still remain unaffiliated.[7]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by August 20, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 15, 2014.[8]

See also: Massachusetts elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election is being held to fill the Class 2 Senate seat held by Ed Markey (D). Markey was first elected in a special election on June 25, 2013. The election was held to replace John Kerry, who was appointed to the position of Secretary of State.

Candidates


General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Not on ballot

Race background


Reports circulated in September 2013 that Gomez was mulling a re-match against Ed Markey (D) in 2014.[13] Gomez lost to Markey by 10 points in the special election for the vacant Senate seat in 2013.[13]

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect nine candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's nine congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 6, 2014
September 9, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Massachusetts is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Unaffiliated voters are allowed to vote in the primary election. They may choose which party ballot they wish to vote on and still remain unaffiliated.[7]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by August 20, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 15, 2014.[8]

See also: Massachusetts elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds all of the nine congressional seats from Massachusetts.

Members of the U.S. House from Massachusetts -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 9 Pending
     Republican Party 0 Pending
Total 9 9

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the nine congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Richard Neal Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Jim McGovern Electiondot.png Democratic 2
Niki Tsongas Electiondot.png Democratic 3
Joseph Kennedy III Electiondot.png Democratic 4
Ed Markey Electiondot.png Democratic 5
John Tierney Electiondot.png Democratic 6
Michael Capuano Electiondot.png Democratic 7
Stephen Lynch Electiondot.png Democratic 8
William Keating Electiondot.png Democratic 9

List of candidates by district


1st Congressional District

General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to qualify

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

4th Congressional District

General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

5th Congressional District

General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

6th Congressional District

General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

7th Congressional District

General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

8th Congressional District

General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

9th Congressional District

General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

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State executive official elections in Massachusetts

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See also: Massachusetts state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Massachusetts
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor
2.3 Attorney General
2.4 Secretary of State
2.5 Down ballot offices

Six state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Massachusetts.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Massachusetts:

List of candidates by office

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Governor


General election

Democratic Party Martha Coakley - Current Attorney General of Massachusetts[27]
Republican Party Charles D. Baker - Venture Capitalist, 2010 GOP gubernatorial nominee[28][29]
Independent Evan Falchuk - Attorney, Former Vice Chairman and President at Best Doctors, Inc.[30][31]
Independent Jeffrey McCormick - Venture capitalist[32][33]
Independent Scott Lively - Current pastor, former attorney[34]

Lost in primary

Democratic Party Donald Berwick - Pediatrician, former Obama administration health care official[31]
Democratic Party Steven Grossman - Massachusetts Treasurer[35][36]
Republican Party Mark Fisher - Business owner[5]

Did not make general ballot

Democratic Party Juliette Kayyem - Former columnist for the Boston Globe, former Department of Homeland Security’s assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs[37]
Democratic Party Joe Avellone - Health care executive, former Wellesley selectman[38]

Withdrew or declined

Democratic Party Daniel Wolf - State Sen., Cape and Islands District[39][40]
Democratic Party Michael Capuano - U.S. House Rep, 7th District[41][42]
Democratic Party Joe Curtatone - Mayor of Somerville[43][44]

Lieutenant Governor


General election

Democratic Party Steve Kerrigan
Republican Party Karyn Polito - Former state Rep. and 2010 candidate for Massachusetts Treasurer[45][46]

Lost in primary

Democratic Party Leland Cheung - Cambridge City Councillor[47]
Democratic Party Michael Edward Lake - 2010 candidate for Massachusetts State Auditor, Executive Director of the World Class Cities Partnership

Withdrawn

Democratic Party James Arena-DeRosa[48]
Democratic Party Jonathan Edwards - Franklin County selectman[49]


Attorney General


General election

Democratic Party Maura Healey - Former Deputy Attorney General
Republican Party John B. Miller

Lost in primary

Democratic Party Warren Tolman - Former state Senator and 2002 gubernatorial candidate

Withdrew

Democratic Party Harold Naughton, Jr. - State Rep.[50][51]

Secretary of State


Democratic Party William F. Galvin - Incumbent[52][53]
Republican Party David D'Arcangelo
Green Party Green-Rainbow Party candidate Danny Factor

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Treasurer Steven Grossman
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2010 No (Running for Governor)[54]
Auditor of the Commonwealth Suzanne Bump
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2011 Yes[55][56]

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State Senate election in Massachusetts

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See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014, Massachusetts state legislative special elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014
Contents
1 State Senate elections in Massachusetts
1.1 Regularly scheduled elections
1.2 Special elections by date

There are both regularly scheduled elections and special elections scheduled for the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2014.

Regularly scheduled elections


Elections for the office of Massachusetts State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Massachusetts State Senate:

Massachusetts State Senate
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 36 Pending
     Republican Party 4 Pending
Total 40 40

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending until the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklink DistrictBristol and Norfolk DistrictFirst Bristol and Plymouth DistrictSecond Bristol and Plymouth DistrictCape and Islands DistrictFirst Essex DistrictSecond Essex DistrictFirst Essex and Middlesex DistrictSecond Essex and Middlesex DistrictThird Essex and Middlesex DistrictHampden DistrictFirst Hampden and Hampshire DistrictSecond Hampden and Hampshire DistrictHampshire and Franklin DistrictFirst Middlesex DistrictSecond Middlesex DistrictThird Middlesex DistrictFourth Middlesex DistrictMiddlesex and Essex DistrictFirst Middlesex and Norfolk DistrictSecond Middlesex and Norfolk DistrictMiddlesex and Worcester DistrictMiddlesex, Suffolk and Essex DistrictNorfolk and Plymouth DistrictNorfolk, Bristol and Middlesex DistrictNorfolk, Bristol and Plymouth DistrictPlymouth and Barnstable DistrictFirst Plymouth and Bristol DistrictSecond Plymouth and Bristol DistrictPlymouth and Norfolk DistrictFirst Suffolk DistrictSecond Suffolk DistrictFirst Suffolk and Middlesex DistrictSecond Suffolk and Middlesex DistrictSuffolk and Norfolk DistrictFirst Worcester DistrictSecond Worcester DistrictWorcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin DistrictWorcester and Middlesex DistrictWorcester and Norfolk Worcester District

Special elections by date


April 1, 2014

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State House elections in Massachusetts

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See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014
Contents
1 State House elections in Massachusetts
1.1 Regularly scheduled elections
1.2 Special elections by date

There are both regularly scheduled elections and special elections scheduled for the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2014.

Regularly scheduled elections


Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Massachusetts House of Representatives:

Massachusetts House of Representatives
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 125 Pending
     Republican Party 29 Pending
     Vacancy 6 Pending
Total 160 160

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending until the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

First Barnstable DistrictSecond Barnstable DistrictThird Barnstable DistrictFourth Barnstable DistrictFifth Barnstable DistrictBarnstable, Dukes & Nantucket DistrictFirst Berkshire DistrictSecond Berkshire DistrictThird Berkshire DistrictFourth Berkshire DistrictFirst Bristol DistrictSecond Bristol DistrictThird Bristol DistrictFourth Bristol DistrictFifth Bristol DistrictSixth Bristol DistrictSeventh Bristol DistrictEighth Bristol DistrictNinth Bristol DistrictTenth Bristol DistrictDistrict 21Twelfth Bristol DistrictThirteenth Bristol DistrictFourteenth Bristol DistrictFirst Essex DistrictSecond Essex DistrictThird Essex DistrictFourth Essex DistrictFifth Essex DistrictSixth Essex DistrictSeventh Essex DistrictEighth Essex DistrictNinth Essex DistrictTenth Essex DistrictEleventh Essex DistrictTwelfth Essex DistrictThirteenth Essex DistrictFourteenth Essex DistrictFifteenth Essex DistrictSixteenth Essex DistrictSeventeenth Essex DistrictEighteenth Essex DistrictFirst Franklin DistrictSecond Franklin DistrictFirst Hampden DistrictSecond Hampden DistrictThird Hampden DistrictFourth Hampden DistrictFifth Hampden DistrictSixth Hampden DistrictSeventh Hampden DistrictEighth Hampden DistrictNinth Hampden DistrictTenth Hampden DistrictEleventh Hampden DistrictTwelfth Hampden DistrictFirst Hampshire DistrictSecond Hampshire DistrictThird Hampshire DistrictFirst Middlesex DistrictSecond Middlesex DistrictThird Middlesex DistrictFourth Middlesex DistrictFifth Middlesex DistrictSixth Middlesex DistrictSeventh Middlesex DistrictEighth Middlesex DistrictNinth Middlesex DistrictTenth Middlesex DistrictEleventh Middlesex DistrictTwelfth Middlesex DistrictThirteenth Middlesex DistrictFourteenth Middlesex DistrictFifteenth Middlesex DistrictSixteenth Middlesex DistrictSeventeenth Middlesex DistrictEighteenth Middlesex DistrictNineteenth Middlesex DistrictTwentieth Middlesex DistrictTwenty-first Middlesex DistrictTwenty-second Middlesex DistrictTwenty-third Middlesex DistrictTwenty-fourth Middlesex DistrictTwenty-fifth Middlesex DistrictTwenty-sixth Middlesex DistrictTwenty-seventh Middlesex DistrictTwenty-eighth Middlesex DistrictTwenty-ninth Middlesex DistrictThirtieth Middlesex DistrictThirty-first Middlesex DistrictThirty-second Middlesex DistrictThirty-third Middlesex DistrictThirty-fourth Middlesex DistrictThirty-fifth Middlesex DistrictThirty-sixth Middlesex DistrictThirty-seventh Middlesex DistrictFirst Norfolk DistrictSecond Norfolk DistrictThird Norfolk DistrictFourth Norfolk DistrictFifth Norfolk DistrictSixth Norfolk DistrictSeventh Norfolk DistrictEighth Norfolk DistrictNinth Norfolk DistrictTenth Norfolk DistrictEleventh Norfolk DistrictTwelfth Norfolk DistrictThirteenth Norfolk DistrictFourteenth Norfolk DistrictFifteenth Norfolk DistrictFirst Plymouth DistrictSecond Plymouth DistrictThird Plymouth DistrictFourth Plymouth DistrictFifth Plymouth DistrictSixth Plymouth DistrictSeventh Plymouth DistrictEighth Plymouth DistrictNinth Plymouth DistrictTenth Plymouth DistrictEleventh Plymouth DistrictTwelfth Plymouth DistrictFirst Suffolk DistrictSecond Suffolk DistrictThird Suffolk DistrictFourth Suffolk DistrictFifth Suffolk DistrictSixth Suffolk DistrictSeventh Suffolk DistrictEighth Suffolk DistrictNinth Suffolk DistrictTenth Suffolk DistrictEleventh Suffolk DistrictTwelfth Suffolk DistrictThirteenth Suffolk DistrictFourteenth Suffolk DistrictFifteenth Suffolk DistrictSixteenth Suffolk DistrictSeventeenth Suffolk DistrictEighteenth Suffolk DistrictNineteenth Suffolk DistrictFirst Worcester DistrictSecond Worcester DistrictThird Worcester DistrictFourth Worcester DistrictFifth Worcester DistrictSixth Worcester DistrictSeventh Worcester DistrictEighth Worcester DistrictNinth Worcester DistrictTenth Worcester DistrictEleventh Worcester DistrictTwelfth Worcester DistrictThirteenth Worcester DistrictFourteenth Worcester DistrictFifteenth Worcester DistrictSixteenth Worcester DistrictSeventeenth Worcester DistrictEighteenth Worcester District

Special elections by date


January 7, 2014



April 1, 2014



April 29, 2014



Statewide ballot measure elections in Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Four statewide measures are certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Massachusetts.

On the ballot


November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
CISS Question 1 Gas taxes Repeals 2013 law that automatically increases gas taxes according to inflation
CISS Question 2 Environment Expands the state’s beverage container recycling law to include all non-alcoholic containers
CISS Question 3 Gambling Repeals a 2011 law allowing resort casinos
CISS Question 4 Labor Entitles certain employees to earn and utilize paid sick days


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Voting in Massachusetts

See also: Voting in Massachusetts

Important voting information

  • Massachusetts is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Unaffiliated voters are allowed to vote in the primary election. They may choose which party ballot they wish to vote on and still remain unaffiliated.[7]
  • As of September 2014, Massachusetts is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Massachusetts, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Massachusetts is one of 8 states which allow early voting but require an excuse to vote early. Early voting begins as soon as absentee ballots become available.

To vote early you need to provide an excuse for why you will be unable to vote at the polls during normal voting hours. The following are valid reasons:[79]

  • you will be away from your city or town on election day
  • you have a disability that prevents you from voting at the polls
  • you cannot vote on election day due to religious beliefs

Beginning in 2016, all voters will be entitled to cast ballots in November general elections early (up to 11 days prior to the election date). The state will also permit voting by mail.[80]

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Massachusetts ranked 33rd out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Massachusetts received an overall score of 63%.[81]

See also

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