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Non-party Candidates for President Posted on Jul 25

The Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office has prepared “How to Run for President in Massachusetts.” The process differs from state to state, and Secretary Galvin has laid out the process in Massachusetts. Non-party candidates can have their names placed on the   …Continue Reading Non-party Candidates for President

Nomination of Presidential Candidates at National Party Conventions – Massachusetts Law Posted on Jul 19

State law and national party rules play a part in prescribing the nominating process for President of the United States. Three of the four political parties registered with the Election Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth held primaries on March 1, 2016 and Massachusetts   …Continue Reading Nomination of Presidential Candidates at National Party Conventions – Massachusetts Law

Selection of Delegates to National Conventions – Massachusetts Law Posted on Jul 18

A word about Massachusetts law relating to the Presidential Election might be in order, particularly as it applies to the national party conventions taking place this summer. Presidential Primaries were held on the first Tuesday in March as required by M.G.L. c.  53, § 28.   …Continue Reading Selection of Delegates to National Conventions – Massachusetts Law