Special State Election -
Senator in Congress for Massachusetts

Calendar

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(to fill vacancy caused by the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy)

Calendar of Events

Deadline Dates

Party Candidates

Non-Party Candidates

 

Last day for a person running in the state primary to enroll in a party or for a person running only in the state election to unenroll from a party, except for newly registered voters.

August 5, 2009

August 5, 2009

5:00 P.M. last day and hour for submitting nomination papers to local Registrars of Voters or Election Commissioners for the certification of signatures.

October 20, 2009

November 24, 2009

Certification of nomination papers must be completed.

October 29, 2009

December 3, 2009

5:00 P.M. last day and hour for filing nomination papers, including enrollment certificate, with the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

November 3, 2009

December 8, 2009

5:00 P.M. last day and hour for filing withdrawals of or objections to all nomination papers and certificates of nomination with the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

November 6, 2009

December 11, 2009

5:00 P.M. last day and hour for filling vacancies caused by withdrawals for primary candidates.

November 12, 2009

 

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL DATES AND DEADLINES BELOW ARE THE SAME FOR ALL CANDIDATES

Last day to register voters for the state primary; registration hours 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. (except in towns under 1500 registered voters, registration hours 2:00- 4:00 P.M. and 7:00-8:00 P.M.).

November 18, 2009

State Primary

December 8, 2009

5:00 P.M. last day and hour for filing withdrawals of or objections to nominations made at the state primary
and for filing written acceptances by write-in or sticker candidates who won in the state primary with the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

December 14, 2009

5:00 P.M. last day and hour for filling vacancies caused by withdrawals at the state primary.

December 17, 2009

Last day to register voters for the state election; registration hours 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. (except in towns under 1500 registered voters, registration hours 2:00- 4:00 P.M. and 7:00-8:00 P.M.).

December 30, 2009

State Election

January 19, 2010

10,000 certified signatures required for all candidates.

A Candidate's Guide to Special Elections (PDF)

also available from:

Elections Division
One Ashburton Place, Room 1705
Boston, MA 02108-1512
Telephone 617-727-2828 or 800-462-8683

For information about campaign contributions and expenses contact:

Federal Election Commission
999 East Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20463
800-424-9530