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Boston, MA: November 8, 2022: The Museum of Fine Arts is a new addition to the Ward 4 polling locations this year. Many people came to see the museum and left because it was closed for voting. Photo: Madison Neuner

Midterm Election Day unfolds in Boston

Scope staff November 9, 2022
Here's what Boston looked like on Election Day.
Situated on Beacon Street in front of the Old South Church of Boston is a voting sign, indicating the location of the Copley polls for voters in Ward 4 and 5. The statewide midterm elections on Tuesday will determine the next governor as well as lieutenant governor and attorney general, and other state and local positions.

Voters push women’s rights, abortion access, ballot questions

Massachusetts residents on Tuesday cast their ballots in the midterm election, rallying around issues such as women’s rights, abortion access, and legal driver’s licenses for undocumented aliens. 
Source: @BillGalvin4MA Twitter

Bill Galvin, one of the longest-serving constitutional officers in Massachusetts, is running for Secretary of State

Renée Abbott and Sonel Cutler November 8, 2022
Though he has faced a multitude of primary challenges throughout his career, Galvin has maintained his role as a champion of voting rights. Galvin has pushed for progressive voting policies like permanent no-excuse mail-in voting and expansion of early voting. 
Diehl speaks at a rally ahead of Election week.

Geoff Diehl, a Trump-endorsed candidate in a never-Trump state

Eli Curwin and Julia Henning November 4, 2022
Recently, Diehl has repeated that he knows Biden is president, but just a few months ago, he said the opposite.
Source: Ballotpedia.org

Governor Race: Libertarian Kevin Reed running for Governor of Massachusetts

Ellie Thandani and Renee Nearing November 4, 2022
On a national level, the Libertarian Party is underrepresented, with no representation in the Senate, the House of Representatives, state governorships, and territorial governorships.
Source: Jay McMahon for AG

AG race: James McMahon III is running for Attorney General of Massachusetts

Jacob Bentzinger and Narelyn Villacorta November 4, 2022
McMahon’s key campaign focuses are the opioid crisis, policing, and public safety, areas where he feels ready to take on as attorney general.
A look at Healey-endorsed AG candidate Andrea Campbells compelling grassroots campaign

A look at Healey-endorsed AG candidate Andrea Campbell’s compelling grassroots campaign

Emily Niedermeyer and Sangya Gupta November 3, 2022

Democrat Andrea Joy Campbell, a lawyer and former Boston City Council president centers her campaign for Massachusetts Attorney General around justice and equal opportunity, which has resulted in a grassroots...

Source: The Boston Herald

Rayla Campbell joins Juan Sanchez, William Galvin in race for Secretary of State

November 2, 2022

“For me, getting involved in politics was important because I saw the policies affecting my children directly,” said Rayla Campbell, who is running as a Republican. The 40-year-old mother of three...

Source: Green Rainbow Party Twitter

Green-Rainbow Party’s Juan Sanchez challenges democrat Bill Galvin for Secretary of State seat

Kate Armanini November 2, 2022
Juan Sanchez, a member of the Green-Rainbow Party, is running for Secretary of State of Massachusetts. The 34-year-old has centered his campaign around issues such as homelessness, LGBTQ+ rights, and social equity.
Attorney General Maura Healey in 2015. Source: Maura Healey

Maura Healey, attorney general and “the people’s lawyer”, maintains a strong lead in the gubernatorial race. Here is her stance on critical issues.

Isabel Baron, Reporter November 2, 2022

Maura Healey, who served as attorney general for the state of Massachusetts since 2015, is running to be the next governor of the state.  Healey, a Democrat, is running against Republican candidate...

Sarang Sekhavat is the political director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition.

What Question 4, the right to a driver’s license regardless of legal status, means for Boston’s undocumented communities

Riana Buchman, Reporter November 1, 2022

This May, Massachusetts passed the Work and Family Mobility Act, which would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. This November, however, that same law which has been supported...

Image credit: EMILYS List

EMILY’s List advocates for a female ticket in Massachusetts

Alyssa Fell, Reporter October 20, 2022
"My dream is that every little girl wakes up knowing she could be vice president, president, governor, state representative, senator, treasurer, or attorney general, and that all of those positions are open to her. And I want to help every one of them."
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