2018 Elections

Important Dates in 2018

Visit www.sec.state.ma.us or Download the PDF for more information on the 2018 Massachusetts State Primary and State Election Schedule

  • 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
  • Tuesday, November 6 – State Election

Primary

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).

Washington

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

Statewide Positions

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

Regional Representation

  • 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.