Elected Officials’ Effective Dates of Office

Elected Officials

Date Sworn In:

Sworn By:

President 20th Day of January Chief Justice
Vice President 20th Day of January Chief Justice
U.S. Senator 3rd Day of January President Pro tem of the Senate
U.S. Representative 3rd Day of January Speaker of the House
 
Governor Noon, Thursday following
the 1st Wednesday in January
Senate President
Lt. Governor Noon, Thursday following
the 1st Wednesday in January
Senate President
Secretary of the Commonwealth 3rd Wednesday in January *
Attorney General 3rd Wednesday in January *
Treasurer 3rd Wednesday in January *
Auditor 3rd Wednesday in January *
 
Governor's Councillor Thursday, following
the 1st Wednesday in January
Senate President
State Senator 1st Wednesday in January Governor and Council
State Representative 1st Wednesday in January Governor and Council
 
County Commissioner 1st Wednesday in January *
District Attorney 1st Wednesday in January *
County Treasurer 1st Wednesday in January County Commissioners
Register of Probate 1st Wednesday in January *
Register of Deeds 1st Wednesday in January County Commissioners
Clerk of Courts 1st Wednesday in January Justice of the Court
Sheriff 1st Wednesday in January *

*Officials for whom no other provision is made by law may be sworn before the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of the Commonwealth, or two Commissioners to QualifY Officials. G. L. c. 30, § 11. Commissioners to QualifY are appointed by the Governor.