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The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is the state coordinator for the National Student/Parent Mock Election for Massachusetts. This voter education program actively engages students in grades K-12 in state and national campaigns, and emphasizes the importance of voting and the power of their ballots.

This year, Mock Election Day was held on Thursday, October 30. Students across the state cast their votes for who should be the next governor of Massachusetts. Older students also voted on the four ballot questions that Bay State voters will decide on this year.

The results are in!

Charlie Baker (R)
Martha Coakley (D)
Write ins*

 * this total include 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.

Results for other elections held across the country are available at 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.

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