Fourth graders from the Betsey B. Winslow School in New Bedford, MA participated in the 2014 Mock Election.Fourth graders from the Betsey B. Winslow School in New Bedford, MA participated in this year's mock election.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is the host site for the National Student/Parent Mock Election (NSPME) for Massachusetts. This voter education program is held every two (2) years to actively engage students in grades K-12 in state and national campaigns, and emphasize the importance of voting and the power of their ballots.

2014 Mock Election

This year, the Kennedy Library provided curriculum packets on the 2014 Massachusetts gubernatorial election and ballot questions to all registered Mock Election participants. On October 30 – Mock Election Day – students cast their votes for governor, and their results were reported to the Kennedy Library. Students had the option to vote on the four ballot questions that Bay State voters decided on this year.

Please note that the election results should not and cannot be used as an accurate prediction, or as the basis for an accurate prediction of real election results. 

The results are in!

Charlie Baker (R) 5,544 51.0%
Martha Coakley (D)
4,735 43.5%
Write-ins*
601 5.5%
 
10,880 total votes
* This total includes votes for the three 3rd party candidates, Evan Falchuk, Scott Lively, and Jeff McCormick, and other write-in candidates.

For the Ballot Question results, click here.

Want to Participate in the 2016 Mock Election?

To find out how you can participate in 2016 Mock Election, email us at educationjfk@nara.gov.


See how Massachusetts students voted in past elections:

2012 Presidential Election

Barack Obama (D) 45,939 68.44%
Mitt Romney (R) 18,983 28.28%
Gary Johnson (L) 890 1.32%
Jill Stein (G-R) 1,314 1.95%
Write Ins 62 0.01%

 67,118 total votes

The results for all races are available here.

Visit our photo gallery to see how Massachusetts students prepared and celebrated Mock Election Day in 2012. 

2010 Gubernatorial Election

Deval Patrick (D) 6,289
Charlie Baker (R) 5,645
Tim Cahill (I) 2,654
Jill Stein (G-R) 1,382
Write Ins 3

2008 Presidential Election 
Barack Obama (D) 59,974
John McCain (R) 26,307
Ralph Nader (I) 1,606
Write Ins 1,052
Cynthia McKinney (G) 565
Bob Barr (L) 362
Chuck Baldwin (C) 307

2006 Gubernatorial Election

Deval Patrick (D) 8,902
Kerry Healey (R) 5,455
Christy Mihos (I) 1,781
Grace Ross (G-R) 1,546
Write Ins 0

2004 Presidential Election
John Kerry (D) 40,929
George W. Bush (R) 26,346
Ralph Nader (I) 2,850
Write Ins 223
David Cobb (G) 195
Michael Badnarik (L) 127
Walt Brown (S) 84
Michael Peroutka (C) 2
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2012 Mock Election Gallery

Betsey B. Winslow Elementary School, New Bedford

Visit our photo gallery to see how Massachusetts students prepared and celebrated Mock Election Day in 2012.