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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Looking for the Massachusetts Primary Ballot Online


I called the office of William Francis Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to see where a copy of Tuesday's Massachusetts Primary Ballot is online so I can take a look at it prior to voting.

This is the phone call I just had with Secretary Galvin's office :
Me: Where can I see a copy of the ballot online?

Them: Which ballot?

Me: Tuesday's Primary

Them: I don't know if that's online yet. Can you hold?

Me: Sure

Time passes.

Them: Can you check back on Friday? It should be up then.

Me: OK. Thanks. Bye.
In the last election, an online ballot was never posted.


  1. It's not quite the same thing as a sample ballot, but Secretary Galvin's office does have online a list of candidates for each party, in the order they will appear on the ballot.

  2. You guys have a different system. In Chicago I was able to get a sample ballot in short order. You guys need to stay on those people.

  3. Ask for a specimen ballot for your favorite party, ward, precent by email to
    election at