Visit the Debates listing for links to past debates and dates for future debates.
Important Dates in 2018
- Wednesday, August 15 – Last day to register and be able to vote in the state primary.
- Tuesday, September 4 – State Primary (Voters can vote with their party ballot if they are Democrat or Republican. Unenrolled voters can pull either ballot. Party affiliation must be made 20 days before the election – just like registration.
- Wednesday, October 17 – Last day to register and be able to vote in the state election
- Monday, October 22 – Early Voting begins
- Tuesday, November 6 – State Election
Early voting begins on October 22. Each city or town will set up it’s own locations and hours. The state website has information on every city and town at http://www.sec.state.ma.us/earlyvotingweb/earlyvotingsearch.aspx. Pick your town and click on “Show locations and dates. Each site is required to have the AutoMark up and running.
- Democratic Candidates for Nomination – www.sec.state.ma.us
- Republican Candidates for Nomination – www.sec.state.ma.us
- Libertarian Candidates for Nomination – www.sec.state.ma.us
Who is on the MA Ballot in 2018?
Visit the MA Secretary of State website for a chart showing which positions will be on the ballot in specific years. For a list of your specific choices, visit wheredoivotema.com, enter your address, and click on Sample Ballot (available close to election).
Current office holders are listed. We will confirm who is running again, and will add opponents as the year unfolds.
- Senator Elizabeth Warren is up for re-election.
- All U.S. Representative in Washington – MA elects 9 U.S. Representatives every 2 years.
- 1st District. Richard Neal. Democrat
- 2nd District. James McGovern. Democrat
- 3rd District. Niki Tsongas. Democrat – Retiring
- 4th District. Joseph Kennedy III. Democrat
- 5th District. Katherine Clark. Democrat
- 6th District. Seth Moulton. Democrat
- 7th District. Michael Capuano. Democrat
- 8th District. Stephen Lynch. Democrat
- 9th District. William Keating. Democrat
Current office holders are listed. We will confirm that each will be running again, and will add opponents as the year unfolds.
- Governor – Charles Baker
- Lieutenant governor – Karyn Polito
- Attorney general – Maura Healey
- Secretary of State – William Galvin
- Treasurer – Deborah Goldberg
- Auditor – Suzanne Bump
- All State Senators – 40 Senators are elected every 2 years. Visit malegislature.gov for more information.
- All State Representatives – 160 Representatives are elected every 2 years. Visit malegislature.gov for more information.
- All Governor’s Council Members– 8 Governor’s Council members are elected every 2 years. Visit ma.gov for more information. Arguably, the Governor’s Council’s most important role is in approving the governor’s MA Supreme Court nominations.
Working with Candidates
NonProfitVoters.org held a webinar with advice on how to get your questions answered by candidates.