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<p align="justify">''The state of Massachusetts has a long political history; earlier political structures included the Mayflower Compact of 1620, the separate Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth colonies and the combined colonial Province of Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Constitution was ratified in 1780 while the Revolutionary War was in progress, four years after the Articles of Confederation was drafted and eight years before the present United States Constitution was ratified on June 21, 1788. Drafted by John Adams, the constitution of Massachusetts is one of the oldest functioning written constitutions in continuous effect in the world. Currently, Massachusetts has two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of nine Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 160 members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and 40 members of the Massachusetts State Senate. As of September 2013, Massachusetts is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas.''</p></td></tr>
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<td><center>''[[Massachusetts elections, 2013|No regularly scheduled elections in Massachusetts.]]<br/>Exceptions include special elections.<br/><hr>'''[[Portal:Elections|Find current U.S. election news and links here]].'''''</center></td></tr></table>
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<td><center>[[Voting in Massachusetts|Important voting information]]  •<br>  [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting]]  •  [[Early voting#Early voting|Early voting]]  •  [[State Blue Books|Blue Book]]  <br>  [[Redistricting in Massachusetts|Redistricting]]  •  [[Massachusetts vote fraud|Vote fraud]] <hr>''For more information on voting in Massachusetts,'' '''''[[Voting in Massachusetts|click here]].'''''<br></center></td></tr></table>
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'''State executives'''<br>
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[[Massachusetts Treasurer|Treasurer]] •
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[[Massachusetts Auditor of the Commonwealth|State Auditor]] •
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[[Massachusetts Commissioner of Education|Commissioner of Education]] •
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[[Massachusetts Commissioner of Insurance|Commissioner of Insurance]] •
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[[Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture|Commissioner of Agriculture]] •
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[[Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs|Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs]] •
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[[Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development|Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development]] •
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[[Massachusetts Public Utilities Commission|Chair of Public Utilities]]
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'''State legislature'''<br>
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<center>{{Congdelegationlists|Chamber=Senate|State=Massachusetts}}</center>
[[Massachusetts State Legislature|State Legislature]]
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[[Massachusetts Senate|Senate]]
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'''Other'''<br>
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<center>{{Congdelegationlists|Chamber=House|State=Massachusetts}}</center>
[[Massachusetts Constitution|Constitution]] •
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<h6 style="margin:0; background:#0047AB; font-size:125%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; text-align:center; color:white; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''About the U.S. Congress'''</h6><br>
  
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• [[Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)|2013-2014 Special Congressional elections]]<br>
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• [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 Congressional elections]]<br>
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• [[United States Senate elections, 2014|2014 U.S. Senate elections]]<br>
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• [[List of candidates who won election to U.S. Congress on November 6, 2012|November 6, 2012 General Election Winners]]
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• [[United States Constitution]]<br>
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• [[Filibuster|What is a filibuster?]]<br>
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• [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives|Do you know the staff salaries of your U.S. Congress member?]]<br>
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• [[List of U.S. Congress incumbents not running for re-election in 2012|List of incumbents who are retired]]<br>
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'''Massachusetts Counties'''<br>
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[[Barnstable County, Massachusetts ballot measures|Barnstable]] • [[Berkshire County, Massachusetts ballot measures|Berkshire]] • [[Bristol County, Massachusetts ballot measures|Bristol]] • [[Dukes County, Massachusetts ballot measures|Dukes]] • [[Essex County, Massachusetts ballot measures|Essex]] • [[Franklin County, Massachusetts ballot measures|Franklin]] • [[Hampden County, Massachusetts ballot measures|Hampden]] • [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts ballot measures|Hampshire]] • [[Middlesex County, Massachusetts ballot measures|Middlesex]] • [[Nantucket County, Massachusetts ballot measures|Nantucket]] • [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts ballot measures|Norfolk]] • [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts ballot measures|Plymouth]] • [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts ballot measures|Suffolk]] • [[Worcester County, Massachusetts ballot measures|Worcester]]
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<center>[[Massachusetts state budget|State budget]] • [[Massachusetts public pensions|Public pensions]]<br>[[Massachusetts Constitution|State Constitution]] • [[Massachusetts Supreme Court|State Supreme Court]] • [[Laws governing ballot measures in Massachusetts]] • [[Laws governing recall]] • [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Massachusetts|Laws governing local measures]] • [[Laws governing the initiative process]] • [[Campaign finance requirements for Massachusetts ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]<br><br></center>
  
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'''Voting and elections'''
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* [[Portal:Congress|Congress]] ([[United States Senate elections in Massachusetts, 2012|2012 U.S. Senate]] & [[United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts, 2012|House elections]])
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* [[Massachusetts State Legislature|State legislature]] ([[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012|2012 Senate]] & [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012|House elections]])
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* [[List of Massachusetts ballot measures|State ballot measures]] ([[Massachusetts 2012 ballot measures|2012]])
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<td><center><br>• [[Governor of Massachusetts|Governor]][[Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts|Lieutenant Governor]]<br>
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[[Massachusetts Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[Massachusetts Attorney General|Attorney General]] • [[Massachusetts State Auditor|State Auditor]]<br>
* [[Redistricting in Massachusetts]]
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[[Massachusetts Treasurer|Treasurer]] [[Massachusetts Commissioner of Education|Commissioner of Education]]<br>
* [[Public financing of campaigns#Massachusetts|Public Financing of Campaigns]]
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[[Massachusetts Commissioner of Insurance|Commissioner of Insurance]] [[Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture|Commissioner of Agriculture]]<br> • [[Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development|Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development]] <br> 
* [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States]]
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[[Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs|Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs]] [[Massachusetts Public Utilities Commission|Chair of Public Utilities]]<br><br><hr><br> [[File:Verified.png|20px]] [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Massachusetts|Results for Massachusetts, ''Who Runs the States'' report]]<br><br></center></td></tr></table>
** [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Massachusetts|Massachusetts Results]]
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'''Laws and history'''
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* [[Laws governing ballot measures in Massachusetts]]
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** [[Laws governing recall in Massachusetts|Laws governing recall]]
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* [[Campaign finance requirements for Massachusetts ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]
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* [[History_of_Initiative_%26_Referendum_in_Massachusetts|History of initiative and referendum]]
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* [[Massachusetts media|Newspapers and blogs]]
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<td><center><br>• [[List of Massachusetts ballot measures|Statewide ballot measures]] • [[Recall campaigns in Massachusetts]]<br><br><hr><br> [[File:Verified.png|20px]] ''[[Ballot Measure Scorecard, 2013]]''<br><br></center></td></tr></table></table></td></tr></table>
  
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<center>''A recall is the removal of an elected official from office for wrongdoing or a disagreeable action the ballot measure specifies.''<br><br></center>
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The state of Massachusetts has a long political history; earlier political structures included the Mayflower Compact of 1620, the separate Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth colonies and the combined colonial Province of Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Constitution was ratified in 1780 while the Revolutionary War was in progress, four years after the Articles of Confederation was drafted and eight years before the present United States Constitution was ratified on June 21, 1788. Drafted by John Adams, the constitution of Massachusetts is one of the oldest functioning written constitutions in continuous effect in the world. Currently, Massachusetts has two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of nine Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 160 members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and 40 members of the Massachusetts State Senate. As of September 2013, Massachusetts is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas.

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John Tierney
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Joseph Kennedy III
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Katherine Clark
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Niki Tsongas
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Massachusetts
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The Bay State
Capital:   Boston
Motto:   By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty
Population:   6.55 million
Area of state:   10,550 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1788
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