Massachusetts voters to decide state executive, legislative primaries on September 1

The statewide primary election for Massachusetts is on September 1, 2020. The filing deadline to run passed on June 2. Candidates are running in elections for the following state executive and state legislative offices:
• Massachusetts Governor’s Council (all eight seats)
• State Senate (all 40 seats)

• State House (all 160 seats)

Candidates are competing to advance to the general election scheduled for November 3, 2020. The next statewide primaries will be held on September 8 in New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Ballotpedia is also covering congressional elections in Massachusetts and local elections in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Boston is the county seat of Suffolk County.

Entering the 2020 election, the Massachusetts Governor’s Council has seven Democratic Party members and one vacant seat. The state legislature, called the Massachusetts General Court, has 36 Democrats and four Republicans in the state Senate, and 127 Democrats, 31 Republicans, and one independent member in the state House.

Massachusetts has a divided government. A state government trifecta exists when one political party simultaneously holds the governor’s office and both state legislative chambers.




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