SEPTEMBER 6, 2022 State Primary 

A primary election is an election in which registered voters select a candidate that they believe should be a political party's candidate for elected office to run in the general election. Primaries are state-level  elections that take place prior to a general election. Massachusetts utilizes a semi-closed primary system. An unaffiliated voter is allowed to vote in the primary election of his or her choice. Massachusetts presently recognizes two parties; Republican and Democratic.

Voter Registration Deadline:                              August 27, 2022

Vote by Mail Application Deadline:                  August 29, 2022

Early Voting:                                                          August 27 - September 2

Election Day Polling Hours:                             7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

On Ballot:

Representative in Congress


Lieutenant Governor

Attorney General

Secretary of State

State Treasurer

State Auditor

Governor's Council

State Senator

State Representative

District Attorney


County Commissioner