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 the 2014 Mock Election.

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.

2018 Mock Election

The Kennedy Library provides curriculum packets on the 2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial election and state ballot questions to all registered Mock Election participants in the state. On November 2 – Mock Election Day – students cast their votes for president, and their results were reported to the Kennedy Library.

Visit our photo gallery to see how Massachusetts students prepared and celebrated Mock Election Day in 2016. 

Want to Participate in the 2018 Mock Election?

To find out how you can participate in the 2018 Mock Election, email mock.election@nara.gov with your school’s information. Download the registration form.

Schools outside of Massachusetts can find out how to register for this program at NationalMockElection.org.


See how Massachusetts students voted in past elections:

2016 Presidential Election

Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) 24,634 50.5%
Donald Trump (R) 15,827 32.4%
Gary Johnson (L) 3,495 7.2%
Jill Stein (G-R) 2,267 4.6%
Write Ins 2,569 5.3%

48,792 total votes

The Ballot Question results are available here.

Visit our photo gallery to see how Massachusetts students prepared and celebrated Mock Election Day in 2016.

2014 Gubernatorial Election

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.

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

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. 

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.

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