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The '''state of [[Massachusetts]] will hold elections''' in 2014. Below are the dates of note:
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* [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 state government elections|Signature filing deadline]]: '''May 6, 2014'''
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* Voter registration deadline for Primary election: '''August 20, 2014'''
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* [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|Primary date]]: '''September 9, 2014'''
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* Voter registration deadline for General election: '''October 15, 2014'''
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* [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|General election date]]: '''November 4, 2014'''
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==2014 elections==
 
==2014 elections==
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===Races to watch in Massachusetts===
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'''''State Executive Officials'''''
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::''See also: [[Massachusetts state executive official elections, 2014]]''
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'''''Massachusetts State Legislature'''''
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::''See also: [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014]] and [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014]]''
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===Elections by type===
 
===Elections by type===
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::''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Massachusetts, 2014]]''
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::''See also: [[United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts, 2014]]''
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==U.S. Senate elections in Massachusetts==
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::''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Massachusetts, 2014]] and [[United States Senate elections, 2014]]''
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Voters in [[Massachusetts]] '''will elect one member to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2014|U.S. Senate]]''' in the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|election on November 4, 2014]].
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{{Congintro2014
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|Filing deadline=May 6, 2014
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|Primary date=September 9, 2014
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|Primary=Massachusetts has a mostly [[Closed primary|closed primary]] system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party. In Massachusetts, however, independent voters may select which party's primary to vote in.
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|State=Massachusetts
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|Incumbent=The election is being held to fill the Class 2 Senate seat held by [[Ed Markey]] (D).  Markey was first elected in a [[United States Senate special election in Massachusetts, 2013|special election]] on June 25, 2013. The election was held to replace [[John Kerry]], who was appointed to the position of Secretary of State.
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===Candidates===
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{{Cong 2014 cand early}}
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Reports circulated in September 2013 that Gomez was mulling a re-match against [[Ed Markey]] (D) in 2014.<ref name="mull">[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/gabriel-gomez-ed-markey-rematch-96993.html ''Politico,'' "Gabriel Gomez mulls rematch vs. Ed Markey," accessed September 19, 2013]</ref> Gomez lost to Markey by 10 points in the [[United States Senate special election in Massachusetts, 2013|special election]] for the vacant [[United States Senate|Senate]] seat in 2013.<ref name="mull"/>
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==U.S. House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts==
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::''See also: [[United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts, 2014]] and [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014]]''
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The [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014|2014 U.S. House of Representatives]] elections in [[Massachusetts]] will take place on [[United States Congress elections, 2014|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.
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|Filing deadline=May 6, 2014
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|Primary date=September 9, 2014
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|Primary=Massachusetts has a mostly [[Closed primary|closed primary]] system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party. In Massachusetts, however, independent voters may select which party's primary to vote in.
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===Partisan breakdown===
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Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds all of the nine congressional seats from [[Massachusetts]].
 
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===Incumbents===
::''See also: [[Massachusetts state executive official elections, 2014]]''
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Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the nine congressional districts are:
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |'''Name'''
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| [[Richard Neal]]||{{blue dot}}|| 1
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===List of candidates by district===
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===[[Massachusetts' 1st Congressional District elections, 2014|1st Congressional District]]===
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===[[Massachusetts' 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|2nd Congressional District]]===
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===[[Massachusetts' 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014|3rd Congressional District]]===
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===[[Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District elections, 2014|4th Congressional District]]===
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===[[Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District elections, 2014|5th Congressional District]]===
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===[[Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District elections, 2014|6th Congressional District]]===
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===[[Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District elections, 2014|7th Congressional District]]===
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===[[Massachusetts' 8th Congressional District elections, 2014|8th Congressional District]]===
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===[[Massachusetts' 9th Congressional District elections, 2014|9th Congressional District]]===
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='''State Executives'''=
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==State executive official elections in Massachusetts==
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[[File:StateExecLogo transparent.png|right|200px|link=Portal:State Executive Officials]]
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::''See also: [[Massachusetts state executive official elections, 2014]] and [[State executive official elections, 2014]]''
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'''Six state executive positions''' are up for election in [[State executive official elections, 2014|2014]] in the state of [[Massachusetts]].
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The following offices will be elected in 2014 in [[Massachusetts elections, 2014|Massachusetts]]:
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* [[Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 2014|Governor of Massachusetts]]
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* [[Massachusetts lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014|Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts]]
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* [[Massachusetts attorney general election, 2014|Massachusetts Attorney General]]
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* [[Massachusetts secretary of state election, 2014|Massachusetts Secretary of State]]
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* [[Massachusetts down ballot state executive elections, 2014|Massachusetts Treasurer]]
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* [[Massachusetts down ballot state executive elections, 2014|Massachusetts Auditor]]
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==List of candidates by office==
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==='''''Governor'''''===
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==='''''Down ballot offices'''''===
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='''State Senate'''=
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==State Senate election in Massachusetts==
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[[File:SLP badge.png|right|200px|link=Portal:State Legislatures]]
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::''See also: [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014]] and [[State legislative elections, 2014]]''
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{{MA Senate 2014}}
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===Majority control===
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: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the [[Massachusetts State Senate]]:
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===List of candidates by district===
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::''Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.''
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[[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklink District|Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklink District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Bristol and Norfolk District|Bristol and Norfolk District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#First Bristol and Plymouth District|First Bristol and Plymouth District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Second Bristol and Plymouth District|Second Bristol and Plymouth District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Cape and Islands District|Cape and Islands District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#First Essex District|First Essex District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Second Essex District|Second Essex District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#First Essex and Middlesex District|First Essex and Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Second Essex and Middlesex District|Second Essex and Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Third Essex and Middlesex District|Third Essex and Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Hampden District|Hampden District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#First Hampden and Hampshire District|First Hampden and Hampshire District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Second Hampden and Hampshire District|Second Hampden and Hampshire District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Hampshire and Franklin District|Hampshire and Franklin District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#First Middlesex District|First Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Second Middlesex District|Second Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Third Middlesex District|Third Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Fourth Middlesex District|Fourth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Middlesex and Essex District|Middlesex and Essex District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#First Middlesex and Norfolk District|First Middlesex and Norfolk District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Second Middlesex and Norfolk District|Second Middlesex and Norfolk District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Middlesex and Worcester District|Middlesex and Worcester District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex District|Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Norfolk and Plymouth District|Norfolk and Plymouth District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District|Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District|Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Plymouth and Barnstable District|Plymouth and Barnstable District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#First Plymouth and Bristol District|First Plymouth and Bristol District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Second Plymouth and Bristol District|Second Plymouth and Bristol District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Plymouth and Norfolk District|Plymouth and Norfolk District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#First Suffolk District|First Suffolk District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Second Suffolk District|Second Suffolk District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#First Suffolk and Middlesex District|First Suffolk and Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Second Suffolk and Middlesex District|Second Suffolk and Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Suffolk and Norfolk District|Suffolk and Norfolk District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#First Worcester District|First Worcester District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Second Worcester District|Second Worcester District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin District|Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Worcester and Middlesex District|Worcester and Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014#Worcester and Norfolk District|Worcester and Norfolk Worcester District]]
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==State House elections in Massachusetts==
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[[File:SLP badge.png|right|200px|link=Portal:State Legislatures]]
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::''See also: [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014]] and [[State legislative elections, 2014]]''
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{{MA House 2014}}
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===Majority control===
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: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the [[Massachusetts House of Representatives]]:
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===List of candidates by district===
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[[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#First Barnstable District|First Barnstable District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Second Barnstable District|Second Barnstable District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Third Barnstable District|Third Barnstable District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Fourth Barnstable District|Fourth Barnstable District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Fifth Barnstable District|Fifth Barnstable District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Barnstable, Dukes & Nantucket District|Barnstable, Dukes & Nantucket District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#First Berkshire District|First Berkshire District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Second Berkshire District|Second Berkshire District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Third Berkshire District|Third Berkshire District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Fourth Berkshire District|Fourth Berkshire District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#First Bristol District|First Bristol District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Second Bristol District|Second Bristol District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Third Bristol District|Third Bristol District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Fourth Bristol District|Fourth Bristol District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Fifth Bristol District|Fifth Bristol District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Sixth Bristol District|Sixth Bristol District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Seventh Bristol District|Seventh Bristol District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Eighth Bristol District|Eighth Bristol District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Ninth Bristol District|Ninth Bristol District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Tenth Bristol District|Tenth Bristol District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Eleventh Bristol District|District 21]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Twelfth Bristol District|Twelfth Bristol District]]• [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Thirteenth Bristol District|Thirteenth Bristol District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Fourteenth Bristol District|Fourteenth Bristol District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#First Essex District|First Essex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Second Essex District|Second Essex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Third Essex District|Third Essex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Fourth Essex District|Fourth Essex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Fifth Essex District|Fifth Essex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Sixth Essex District|Sixth Essex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Seventh Essex District|Seventh Essex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Eighth Essex District|Eighth Essex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Ninth Essex District|Ninth Essex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Tenth Essex District|Tenth Essex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Eleventh Essex District|Eleventh Essex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Twelfth Essex District|Twelfth Essex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Thirteenth Essex District|Thirteenth Essex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Fourteenth Essex District|Fourteenth Essex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Fifteenth Essex District|Fifteenth Essex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Sixteenth Essex District|Sixteenth Essex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Seventeenth Essex District|Seventeenth Essex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Eighteenth Essex District|Eighteenth Essex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#First Franklin District|First Franklin District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Second Franklin District|Second Franklin District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#First Hampden District|First Hampden District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Second Hampden District|Second Hampden District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Third Hampden District|Third Hampden District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Fourth Hampden District|Fourth Hampden District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Fifth Hampden District|Fifth Hampden District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Sixth Hampden District|Sixth Hampden District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Seventh Hampden District|Seventh Hampden District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Eighth Hampden District|Eighth Hampden District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Ninth Hampden District|Ninth Hampden District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Tenth Hampden District|Tenth Hampden District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Eleventh Hampden District|Eleventh Hampden District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Twelfth Hampden District|Twelfth Hampden District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#First Hampshire District|First Hampshire District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Second Hampshire District|Second Hampshire District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Third Hampshire District|Third Hampshire District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#First Middlesex District|First Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Second Middlesex District|Second Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Third Middlesex District|Third Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Fourth Middlesex District|Fourth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Fifth Middlesex District|Fifth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Sixth Middlesex District|Sixth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Seventh Middlesex District|Seventh Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Eighth Middlesex District|Eighth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Ninth Middlesex District|Ninth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Tenth Middlesex District|Tenth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Eleventh Middlesex District|Eleventh Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Twelfth Middlesex District|Twelfth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Thirteenth Middlesex District|Thirteenth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Fourteenth Middlesex District|Fourteenth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Fifteenth Middlesex District|Fifteenth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Sixteenth Middlesex District|Sixteenth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Seventeenth Middlesex District|Seventeenth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Eighteenth Middlesex District|Eighteenth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Nineteenth Middlesex District|Nineteenth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Twentieth Middlesex District|Twentieth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Twenty-first Middlesex District|Twenty-first Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Twenty-second Middlesex District|Twenty-second Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Twenty-third Middlesex District|Twenty-third Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Twenty-fourth Middlesex District|Twenty-fourth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Twenty-fifth Middlesex District|Twenty-fifth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Twenty-sixth Middlesex District|Twenty-sixth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Twenty-seventh Middlesex District|Twenty-seventh Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Twenty-eighth Middlesex District|Twenty-eighth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Twenty-ninth Middlesex District|Twenty-ninth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Thirtieth Middlesex District|Thirtieth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Thirty-first Middlesex District|Thirty-first Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Thirty-second Middlesex District|Thirty-second Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Thirty-third Middlesex District|Thirty-third Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Thirty-fourth Middlesex District|Thirty-fourth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Thirty-fifth Middlesex District|Thirty-fifth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Thirty-sixth Middlesex District|Thirty-sixth Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Thirty-seventh Middlesex District|Thirty-seventh Middlesex District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#First Norfolk District|First Norfolk District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Second Norfolk District|Second Norfolk District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Third Norfolk District|Third Norfolk District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Fourth Norfolk District|Fourth Norfolk District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Fifth Norfolk District|Fifth Norfolk District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Sixth Norfolk District|Sixth Norfolk District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Seventh Norfolk District|Seventh Norfolk District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Eighth Norfolk District|Eighth Norfolk District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Ninth Norfolk District|Ninth Norfolk District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Tenth Norfolk District|Tenth Norfolk District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Eleventh Norfolk District|Eleventh Norfolk District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Twelfth Norfolk District|Twelfth Norfolk District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Thirteenth Norfolk District|Thirteenth Norfolk District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Fourteenth Norfolk District|Fourteenth Norfolk District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Fifteenth Norfolk District|Fifteenth Norfolk District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#First Plymouth District|First Plymouth District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Second Plymouth District|Second Plymouth District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Third Plymouth District|Third Plymouth District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Fourth Plymouth District|Fourth Plymouth District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Fifth Plymouth District|Fifth Plymouth District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Sixth Plymouth District|Sixth Plymouth District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Seventh Plymouth District|Seventh Plymouth District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Eighth Plymouth District|Eighth Plymouth District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Ninth Plymouth District|Ninth Plymouth District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Tenth Plymouth District|Tenth Plymouth District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Eleventh Plymouth District|Eleventh Plymouth District]] • [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014#Twelfth Plymouth District|Twelfth Plymouth District]] • [[Massachusetts House of 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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Massachusetts
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Massachusetts
2.1 Important 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:

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

2014 elections

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 16, 2014, has attracted individuals already serving in elected office. Attorney general Martha Coakley, state treasurer and Steve Grossman are both running for the Governor's seat.[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 narrowly missed an appearance on the primary ballot after failing to achieve 15% of the vote with just 14.765%. About 6 more votes, out of the 2,500 cast, would have led to a primary run-off between Fisher and Baker.[4][5] If the convention results are overturned, and Fisher makes the primary ballot, Baker will have had to defend his more moderate views as a Republican, and work to distance himself from the Democratic candidates. Baker 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 consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election 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 consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election 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

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 has a mostly closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party. In Massachusetts, however, independent voters may select which party's primary to vote in.

Voter registration: Pending

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

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. 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.

Race background

Reports circulated in September 2013 that Gomez was mulling a re-match against Ed Markey (D) in 2014.[7] Gomez lost to Markey by 10 points in the special election for the vacant Senate seat in 2013.[7]

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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

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 has a mostly closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party. In Massachusetts, however, independent voters may select which party's primary to vote in.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Massachusetts elections, 2014

Incumbent: N/A

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 July 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

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. 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.

1st Congressional District

2nd Congressional District

Failed to qualify

3rd Congressional District

4th Congressional District

5th Congressional District

6th Congressional District

7th Congressional District

8th Congressional District

9th Congressional District

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


Candidates

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[30]
  • Democratic Party Joe Avellone - Health care executive, former Wellesley selectman[31]

Withdrew or Declined

Lieutenant Governor


Attorney General


Withdrew

Secretary of State


Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Treasurer Steven Grossman
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2010 No (Running for Governor)[49]
Auditor of the Commonwealth Suzanne Bump
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2011 Yes[50][51]

State Senate election in Massachusetts

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See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014
Contents
1 State Senate election in Massachusetts
1.1 Majority control
1.2 List of candidates by district

Elections for the office of Massachusetts State Senate will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election 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 July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 36 Pending
     Republican Party 4 Pending
Total 40 40

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once 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

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 Majority control
1.2 List of candidates by district

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election 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 July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 126 Pending
     Republican Party 29 Pending
     Vacancy 5 Pending
Total 160 160

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once 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

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Statewide ballot measure elections in Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Zero ballot measures have been certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Massachusetts.

Historical facts

  • Since 1990, an average of 4 measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Massachusetts. Therefore, 2014 is a below average year based on the currently certified measures.
  • The number of measures on a state-wide ballot since 1990 have ranged from 1 to 8.
  • Since 1990, 25 of 46 or 54.35% of Massachusetts ballot measures have been approved by voters.
  • Conversely, 21 of 46 or 45.65% of measures have been defeated.

Potential measures

Seven additional ballot measures may appear on the ballot in 2014.

Supporters of the seven initiated state statutes must each gather a total of 80,396 over two circulation periods. In period one, petitioners needed to gather 68,911 signatures by November 20, 2013 and submit these to the Secretary of State. All seven potential measures completed phase one, but the signatures have not yet been reported as counted and validated, as of December 8, 2013.[52] Following, the Massachusetts Legislature has until the May 7, 2014 to address the initiated statutes. If the legislature does not adopt the given initiative then supporters have until July 2, 2014 to submit an additional 11,485 signatures to place the measure on the ballot for constituents to vote upon at the 2014 general election.


Not on the ballot

The following measures will not be appearing on the 2014 ballot. Two measure, one on corporate personhood and one regarding GMOs, were not certified by the Office of the Attorney General and thus were ineligible to appear on the ballot. Seven others failed to file signatures with the Secretary of State by the necessary date.

Type Title Subject Description
CICA Corporations are not People Initiative Business Adds to the constitution provisions regarding corporate involvement in politics
CICA Constitutional Guarantee of Health Care Initiative Health Care Adds constitutional provision ensuring that all residents have access to “comprehensive, affordable and equitably financed” health care
CISS Decrease State Sales Tax Initiative Taxes Decreases the state sales tax rate from 6.25% to 5%
CISS Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods Initiative Business Requires labeling for genetically modified foods
CISS New Hire Incentive Initiative Taxes Provides corporate taxpayers with a tax credit for each newly hired employee
CISS Prohibit Deployment of State National Guard Initiative War & Peace Prohibits the governor from deploying the state national guard outside state borders
CISS Whale and Sea Turtle Protection Initiative Environment Prohibits Division of Marine Fisheries from authorizing commercial use of fishing gear known to harm whales and sea turtles
CISS Repeal of Sales Tax on Computer Technology Initiative Taxes Eliminates sales and use taxes on computer system design services
CISS Permanent Daylight Saving Time Initiative Time Makes daylight savings time the year-round standard time in the state

Voting in Massachusetts

See also: Voting in Massachusetts
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Important voting information

  • Massachusetts has a mixed primary system. Registered Democrats and Republicans can only vote for their own party in the primary but Independent voters may decide which party they would like to vote for.
  • As of July 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:[53]

  • 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.[54]

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%.[55]

See also

References

  1. Boston Globe, "Patrick says he will serve out full term," January 4, 2011
  2. Boston Globe, "Grossman considering gun for governor in 2014," October 31, 2012
  3. The Boston Globe, Political Intelligence, "Martha Coakley launches bid for governor with handshakes and a video," September 16, 2013
  4. The Washington Post, "Republican Charlie Baker announces run for governor," September 4, 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 Boston Globe, Baker holds off rival in GOP race for governor, March 22, 2014
  6. Boston.com, Campaign for Republican gubernatorial candidate threatens to sue state GOP, March 23, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 Politico, "Gabriel Gomez mulls rematch vs. Ed Markey," accessed September 19, 2013
  8. Daniel Dubrule for Congress, "Home," accessed May 13, 2014
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