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Welcome to Massachusetts on Ballotpedia!


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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2013 elections in Massachusetts

On the 2013 ballot
No regularly scheduled elections in Massachusetts.
Exceptions include special elections.

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Voting in Massachusetts

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External resources for the State of Massachusetts

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National politics in Massachusetts


CongressLogo.png United States congressional delegation from Massachusetts



Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Ed Markey
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Massachusetts 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJohn Kerry (D)
Elizabeth Warren
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Massachusetts 2013January 3, 2019November 2018LinkScott Brown (R)


Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Bill Keating
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Democratic PartyDistrict 9 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkStephen Lynch (D)
Jim McGovern
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 1989January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkRichard E. Neal (D)
John Tierney
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Democratic PartyDistrict 6 1997January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkPeter G. Torkildsen (R)
Joseph Kennedy III
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Democratic PartyDistrict 4 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkBarney Frank (D)
Katherine Clark
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Democratic PartyDistrict 5 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkEd Markey (D)
Michael Capuano
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Democratic PartyDistrict 7 1999January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkEd Markey (D)
Niki Tsongas
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Democratic PartyDistrict 3 2007January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJim McGovern (D)
Richard Neal
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 1989January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJohn Olver (D)
Stephen Lynch
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Democratic PartyDistrict 8 2001January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkMichael Capuano (D)


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The structure of the Massachusetts judicial system is laid out in Massachusetts Constitution. The state court system is made up of the Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the Massachusetts Superior Courts, the Massachusetts District Courts, the Massachusetts Housing Court, the Massachusetts Juvenile Courts, the Massachusetts Land Courts, the Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts and the Boston Municipal Courts.


The federal court system is made up of the District Court of Massachusetts and the District of Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court. Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

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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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