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Voter Guide: Massachusetts Election

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2016 voters in line outside East Boston High School (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Election Day is this Tuesday, Nov. 6. Below is a guide to notable contested races in Massachusetts, and our coverage of many of them. For more, here's our breakdown of contested state House and Senate races, and you can find the complete list of candidates for election on the secretary of state's website.

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Governor

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, left, and his Democratic challenger, Jay Gonzalez (WBUR)
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, left, and his Democratic challenger, Jay Gonzalez (WBUR)

Note: Republican Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Democrat Quentin Palfrey will appear on the ballot with Baker and Gonzalez, respectively.


U.S. Senate

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Republican Geoff Diehl, center, and independent Shiva Ayyadurai (WBUR)
Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Republican Geoff Diehl, center, and independent Shiva Ayyadurai (WBUR)

Ballot Questions

Q1: Nurse Staffing Ratios


Q2: Election Spending Commission


Q3: Transgender Accommodations


Attorney General

Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey and Republican challenger Jay McMahon (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey and Republican challenger Jay McMahon (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Secretary Of State


State Treasurer


State Auditor


3rd Congressional District

Republican Rick Green, left, Democrat Lori Trahan and independent Mike Mullen (WBUR)
Republican Rick Green, left, Democrat Lori Trahan and independent Mike Mullen (WBUR)

9th Congressional District

Democratic Rep. Bill Keating, left, and Republican challenger Peter Tedeschi (Courtesy of the campaigns)
Democratic Rep. Bill Keating, left, and Republican challenger Peter Tedeschi (Courtesy of the campaigns)

6th Congressional District


5th Congressional District


2nd Congressional District

Note: Four Democrats are unopposed in their congressional general election races: Reps. Richard Neal in the 1st, Joseph Kennedy III in the 4th, Stephen Lynch in the 8th; and newcomer Ayanna Pressley in the 7th.


Suffolk County District Attorney

Independent Michael Maloney and Democrat Rachael Rollins (WBUR)
Independent Michael Maloney and Democrat Rachael Rollins (WBUR)

Plymouth County District Attorney


Worcester County District Attorney

Note: All other counties have district attorneys who are unopposed on the ballot. 


For all other contested races — for county commissioner, clerk of courts, Governor's Council, register of deeds — visit the secretary of state's website.

Correction: An earlier version of this guide mistakenly listed Rep. Stephen Lynch's district. We regret the error.

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