Massachusetts Midterm Election Guide 2022
Tuesday’s election will determine Massachusetts’ next governor, attorney general and secretary of state. There are also four referendum questions on the ballot, which address everything from the Millionaire’s tax, to dental insurance, alcohol sales and whether illegal immigrants should continue to be eligible driver’s licenses.
Polls open throughout Massachusetts on Tuesday Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In order to be eligible to vote in tomorrow’s election, you must have been registered by Oct. 29.
Races on the ballot
Governor: Democrats Maura Healey and Kim Driscoll, Republicans Geoff Diehl and Leah Allen, and Libertarians Kevin Reed and Peter Everett are all hoping to pick up where Charlie Baker leaves off.
Attorney General: Democrat Andrea Campbell faces off against Republican James McMahon, III.
Secretary of State: Republican Rayla Campbell and Green-Rainbow Party candidate Juan Sanchez are hoping to unseat longtime incumbent Democrat William Francis Galvin.
Treasurer: Incumbent Democrat Deborah Goldberg is running against Libertarian Cristina Crawford.
Auditor: Democrat Diana DiZoglio, Republican Anthony Amore, Green-Rainbow Party Gloria Caballero-Roca, Workers Party Dominic Giannone, III, and Libertarian Daniel Riek are all looking to take the place of Suzanne Bump.
Congressional races on the ballot include:
First District: incumbent Democrat Richard Neal is running against Republican Dean James Martilli.
In the Second District, incumbent Democrat James McGovern is running against Republican Jeffrey Sossa-Paquette, and in the Third Congressional District, incumbent Lori Trahan, a Democrat, is running against Republican Dean Tran.
In the Fourth District, Democrat incumbent Jake Auchincloss is running against Republican Caroline Colarusso.
In the Fifth District, Republican Caroline Colarusso is hoping to unseat incumbent Democrat Katherine Clark.
In the Sixth District, incumbent Democrat Seth Moulton’s seat is being challenged by faces Republican Bob May and Libertarian Mark T. Tashjian and in the Seventh District, incumbent Democrat Ayanna Pressley is running against Republican Donnie Dionicio Palmer, Jr.
The four questions on Tuesday’s ballot are the following:
Question 1: The “millionaires’ tax,” would add an additional 4% tax on those with an income over $1 million. To learn more, check out this page on the Secretary of State’s website.
Question 2 asks whether dental insurance companies should be required to spend 83% of their monthly premiums on patient care. For more.
Question 3 ask whether or not to increase the statewide limits on the combined number of licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption (including licenses for “all alcoholic beverages” and for “wines and malt beverages”) that any one retailer could own or control: from 9 to 12 licenses in 2023; to 15 licenses in 2027; and to 18 licenses in 2031. For more.
Question 4 asks whether the state should uphold the law, passed earlier this year, that allows illegal immigrants in the state to get driver’s licenses. For more.