Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Citizens' Guide to State Services

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William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
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Secretary of the Commonwealth: Elections

N4 Elections Division

N5 Office of Campaign and Political Finance

N4 Elections Division
Secretary of the Commonwealth
One Ashburton Place, Room 1705
Boston, MA 02108-1513
Tel: 617-727-2828
Toll Free: 1-800-462-VOTE (8683) (within Mass. only)
Fax: 617-742-3238
Hours: Monday-Friday (except holidays) 8:45 am to 5:00 pm

The Elections Division is responsible for many phases of the election process in presidential and state primaries and elections. It provides individuals with nomination papers, calendars, and other forms and instructions for running for office. The office provides information on laws and regulations governing the election process.

N5 Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF)
One Ashburton Place, Room 411
Boston, MA 02108-1518
Tel: 617-979-8300
Toll Free: 1-800-462-OCPF (6273 within Mass. only)
Fax: 617-727-6549

OCPF is an independent agency which both administers and enforces the Campaign Finance Laws, MGL Chapter 55. Candidates for state and county elective offices as well as political action committees (PACs) and ballot question committees file reports disclosing campaign-related contributions and expenditures here. Local candidates and committees file with the respective city/town clerk or board of election commissioners. Other aspects of the office include the administration of the state's public financing system, issuance of advisory opinions and interpretative bulletins, and oversight of public employees' political activity.

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