National Student Mock Election

Fourth graders from the Betsey B. Winslow School in New Bedford, MA participated in the 2014 Mock Election.

2024 Mock Election

What is it?

The National Student Mock Election is a program designed to teach students about the power of voting. Massachusetts schools can participate with the Kennedy Library and receive curriculum packets featuring candidates’ biographies, their positions on the issues, and classroom activities.

How does my school get involved?

The next National Student Mock Election will take place in the Fall of 2024.  For questions, email



The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is the state coordinator for the National Student 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.


2022 Mock Election

The results for Massachusetts:

Maura Healey3,88355.4%
Geoff Diehl2,85840.8%
Kevin Reed  1852.6%
Write-ins   741.1%


See how Massachusetts students voted in past elections:

2020 Mock Election

Joe Biden5,60070.7%
Donald J Trump2,01025.4%
Howie Hawkins981.2%
Jo Jorgensen730.9%

2018 Gubernatorial Election

Charlie Baker (R)63.9%
Jay Gonzalez (D)31.5%
Write-In Candidates1.8%

View the 2018 Ballot Question results.

2016 Presidential Election

Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)24,63450.5%
Donald Trump (R)15,82732.4%
Gary Johnson (L)3,4957.2%
Jill Stein (G-R)2,2674.6%
Write Ins2,5695.3%
 48,792 total votes

View the 2016 Ballot Question results.

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

2014 Gubernatorial Election

Charlie Baker (R)5,54451.0%
Martha Coakley (D)4,73543.5%
Write Ins*6015.5% 
  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.

View 2010 Ballot Question results.

2012 Presidential Election

Barack Obama (D)45,93968.44%
Mitt Romney (R)18,98328.28%
Gary Johnson (L)8901.32%
Jill Stein (G-R)1,3141.95%
Write Ins620.01%
  67,118 total votes 

View results for all 2012 races.

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 Ins3

2008 Presidential Election 

Barack Obama (D)59,974
John McCain (R)26,307
Ralph Nader (I)1,606
Write Ins1,052
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 Ins0

2004 Presidential Election

John Kerry (D)40,929
George W. Bush (R)26,346
Ralph Nader (I)2,850
Write Ins223
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.