Massachusetts Senate election dates and Voting Live

Massachusetts Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
Massachusetts Senate election Dates 2020
Massachusetts Senate election​ Date: September 1, 2020​ 

One-term incumbent Democrat Ed Markey was re-elected in 2014; first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976, Markey later won a 2013 special election to replace longtime incumbent John Kerry, who resigned from the Senate to become U.S. secretary of state. He is running for re-election.


Massachusetts Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

Joe Kennedy III, four-term U.S. representative for Massachusetts' Fourth District and grandson of former U.S. senator and U.S. attorney general Robert F. Kennedy, is running for the Democratic nomination as well. Other Democrats who are running include labor attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan, and Allen Waters. Chief human resources officer for Workhuman Steve Pemberton had declared his candidacy but subsequently withdrew.

Shiva Ayyadurai, MIT PhD, scientist, inventor and Independent candidate for U.S. Senate in 2018 is seeking the Republican nomination.


The Electoral system of Massachusetts

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·  In Massachusetts, state legislators are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

·  Massachusetts' governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of the commonwealth, attorney general, treasurer, and auditor are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

·  Massachusetts' United States Senators and United States House of Representatives are also elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in Massachusetts: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.

Massachusetts Senate election Party and candidate 

  • Shiva Ayyadurai (Republican)
  • Joe Kennedy III (Democratic)
  • Ed Markey (Democratic)

Massachusetts Elections Results

#To Be Announced


Past Massachusetts Elections Results 

United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 2018

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Democratic

Elizabeth Warren (incumbent)

1,633,371

60.34%

+6.60%

 

Republican

Geoff Diehl

979,210

36.17%

-10.02%

 

Independent

Shiva Ayyadurai

91,710

3.39%

N/A

 

Write-in

2,799

0.10%

N/A

Total votes

2,707,090

100%

N/A