Election 2022

Massachusetts Midterms

The Massachusetts midterm election is on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022. Our librarians have compiled a list of resources, including links to candidate’s websites, to aid you in making your decisions and in voting.

Voting Information from the City of Everett


Candidates

Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Attorney General
Secretary of State
Treasurer
Auditor
Representative in Congress (Seventh District)
Councillor (Sixth District)
Senator in General Court
Representative in General Court
District Attorney
Sheriff

Ballot Questions

Question 1: Additional Tax on Income Over One Million Dollars

From the Secretary of the Commonwealth:

  • A YES VOTE would amend the state Constitution to impose an additional 4% tax on that portion of incomes over one million dollars to be used, subject to appropriation by the state Legislature, on education and transportation.
  • A NO VOTE would make no change in the state Constitution relative to income tax.
  • For more information and arguments for and against this question, click here.

    Question 2: Regulations of Dental Insurance

    From the Secretary of the Commonwealth:

  • A YES VOTE would regulate dental insurance rates, including by requiring companies to spend at least 83% of premiums on member dental expenses and quality improvements instead of administrative expenses, and by making other changes to dental insurance regulations.
  • A NO VOTE would make no change in the law relative to the regulations that apply to dental insurance companies.
  • For more information and arguments for and against this question, click here.

    Question 3: Expanded Availability of Licenses for the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages

    From the Secretary of the Commonwealth:

  • A YES VOTE would increase the number of licenses a retailer could have for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be consumed off premises, limit the number of “all-alcoholic beverages” licenses that a retailer could acquire, restrict use of self-checkout, and require retailers to accept customers’ out-of-state identification.
  • A NO VOTE would make no change in the laws governing the retail sale of alcoholic beverages.
  • For more information and arguments for and against this question, click here.

    Question 4: Eligibility for Driver’s Licenses

    From the Secretary of the Commonwealth:

  • A YES VOTE would keep in place the law, which would allow Massachusetts residents who cannot provide proof of lawful presence in the United States to obtain a driver’s license or permit if they meet the other requirements for doing so.
  • A NO VOTE would repeal this law.
  • For more information and arguments for and against this question, click here.