Election Day: How to Vote, What We’re Watching

Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston on Election Day, November 3, 2020.
Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston on Election Day, November 3, 2020.

Today is Election Day in Massachusetts, when Massachusetts voters will pick a new Governor, their representatives in the State House (and in Washington), and four statewide referendums.

While most of these races are not nail-biters, these elected officials will decide the fate of critical state and federal legislation for the next two years – including laws that will determine how (and whether) the state meets its climate goals, laws affecting street safety, and funding for things like low-income fare programs and operations subsidies for regional transit authorities.

The new Governor, in particular, will face high expectations for salvaging the MBTA after of a dismal year of safety issues and service cuts.

Look up your polling location on the Secretary of State’s website.

If you’ve already voted by mail, track your ballot here.

If you’re still deciding how to vote, here’s a roundup of previous StreetsblogMASS election coverage from the past few months:

Question 1: the “Fair Share” amendment

A Fix for Chronic Transit Funding Shortfalls Could Be Up To the Voters This Fall

Question 2: Driver’s licenses for undocumented residents

Evidence Suggests That Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Will Improve Street Safety

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Maura Healey’s transportation platform:

Gov.-Elect Healey’s Plans to Clean Up Charlie Baker’s Messes


How T riders are weighing transit issues in the voting booth:

Riders Are Skeptical That This Election Will Make Much Difference at the T