Special State Election
Representative in Congress for Massachusetts 5th Congressional District*

Calendar

(to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward J. Markey)

Party Candidates Non-Party Candidates  

May 15, 2013

May 15, 2013

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

July 31, 2013

September 17, 2013

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.

August 12, 2013

September 26, 2013

Certification of nomination papers must be completed

August 14, 2013

October 1, 2013

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

August 16, 2013

October 3, 2013

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.

August 20, 2013

 

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

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

September 25, 2013

 

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.).

October 15, 2013

 

State Primary

October 21, 2013

 

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.

October 22, 2013

 

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

November 20, 2013

 

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 10, 2013

 

State Election

2000 certified signatures required for all candidates.

Please see:

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-VOTE

For information about campaign contributions and expenses contact:

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

*Middlesex County
Arlington
Ashland
Belmont
CAMBRIDGE - Wd. 3, Pct. 2A; Wd. 4, Pcts. 2, 3; Wds. 6, 7, 8, 9; Wd. 10, Pcts. 1, 2
Framingham
Holliston
Lexington
Lincoln
MALDEN
MEDFORD
MELROSE
Natick
Sherborn
Stoneham
Sudbury - Pcts. 1A, 2, 3, 4, 5
WALTHAM
Watertown
Wayland
Weston
Winchester
WOBURN

Suffolk County
REVERE
Winthrop

Worcester County
Southborough