Election 2014: Where and When to Vote in Massachusetts

In New Hampshire, residents can now take photos of themselves filling out a ballot.
Get your “I voted’’ stickers when polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Massachusetts today. –AP Photo/Danny Johnston

Massachusetts officials expect 2.3 million voters to cast ballots in the midterm elections on Tuesday, and if you’re one of those people, here’s what you need to know.

Where do I vote?

Plug your address into this website, wheredoivotema.com, which provides your nearest polling place. That site also gives a sample ballot, candidates and all, for your preparation.

When are polls open?

Polls opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m.

Who should I vote for in the Massachusetts governor’s race?

Good question! The candidates are Democrat Martha Coakley, Republican Charlie Baker, and independent candidates Evan Falchuk, Jeff McCormick, and Scott Lively. Here’s our Who’s Who of the gubernatorial candidates that can be a helpful preliminary guide.


What questions will be on the ballot?

There will be four ballot questions this year, dealing with the gas tax, recycling bottles, casinos, and paid sick time. The questions are often confusingly worded, so here’s an in-depth guide to understanding those ballot questions in plain English.

How will I know who wins?

Visit Boston.com on Tuesday night, of course! We’ll be updating as results come in.

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