BOSTON — It’s election day in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and across the country. Polls in Massachusetts opened at 7:00 a.m. and closed at 8 p.m. Voters cast ballots on Tuesday for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, US Senate (NH), representatives in congress, governor’s council, state senator, state representative, district attorney, sheriff, and county commissioner. Nationally, voters will be watching how the balance of power in congress may shift as voters head to the polls in some closely-watched races, including those in New Hampshire.’
2 p.m. - The Associated Press is projecting that MA voters have said “YES” to Ballot Question 1 - A “millionaire tax” amendment that imposes a 4% surtax on the portion of an individual’s annual income that exceeds $1 million. Those making up to $1 million, but not exceeding that amount, won’t pay new taxes.
12:05 p.m. - The Associated Press is projecting that MA voters have said “YES” to Ballot Question 4 - which keeps a state law allowing undocumented immigrants to legally obtain driver’s licenses.
Previous reporting on Ballot Question 4 is here:
10:00 a.m. - The Associated Press is projecting that MA voters have said “NO” to Ballot Question 3 - which would have led to several changes in the way alcohol is bought and sold in the state.
Our latest election results are here:
Previous reporting on Ballot Question 3 is here:
8:30 a.m. Exit poll shows which issues impacted voters’ choices the most: Abortion rights 76%, Inflation 28%, Crime 41%, Immigration 25%, Gun Policy 60%
8:00 a.m. Massachusetts voters reacting to results from Midterm Election
7:50 a.m. Maura Healey, Kim Driscoll and Andrea Campbell lead a historic night in Massachusetts
7:10 a.m. Three of the four MA ballot questions are too close to call, but Question 2 on dental insurance passes overwhelmingly with 71%
6:45 a.m. Reviewing midterm results and balance of power in Washington with Massachusetts congressman Jake Auchincloss
11:51 p.m. Democrat Maggie Hassan wins reelection to U.S. Senate from New Hampshire.
11:45 p.m. Don Bolduc concedes race to Senator Maggie Hassan, accepts results but says he broke protocol by not calling to congratulate Hassan before conceding.
11:39 p.m. Deborah Goldberg projected as the winner in Massachusetts race for treasurer.
11:32 p.m. Republican Anthony Amore concedes MA auditor’s race to Democrat Diana DiZoglio.
“I congratulated State Auditor-elect Diana DiZoglio on her win tonight and wished her nothing but the best in her new role. I am grateful to my supporters for their efforts throughout my campaign, and to my campaign team for its tireless work on my behalf. I am honored to have had the opportunity to raise important issues about accountability and transparency during this past year.” said Amore, “I am especially grateful to Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito for their steadfast support and encouragement.”
11:24 p.m. Karoline Leavitt concedes the race in her run to represent New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional district.
11:22 p.m Democrat Andrea Campbell has become the 1st Black woman in Massachusetts history to be elected attorney general, AP projects.
10:55 p.m. Geoff Diehl concedes the Mass. governor race to Maura Healey, says the gap is too large to close.
10:30 p.m. Election Day analysis: Democratic analyst Annissa Essaibi George and Republican Analyst Lizzy Guyton discuss N.H. U.S. Senate race
10:22 p.m. With Maggie Hassan ahead by 21,964 votes at approximately 10:15 p.m., one of the nation’s most consequential races is still too close to call.
9:45 p.m. “Tonight I want to say something to every little girl and every young LGBTQ person out there. I hope, I hope tonight shows you that you can be whatever you want to be,” Healey says after claiming victory in Massachusetts governor race.
9:27 p.m. Ret. Gen. Don Bolduc greeted supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire, warning it could be a long night until a winner is declared.
9:17 p.m. “We are going to prevail. There’s no doubt in my mind,” said Don Bolduc addressing supporters in Manchester.
9:16 p.m. Drew Karedes and Jason Law provide updates from New Hampshire’s race for U.S. Senate
9:14 p.m. Diehl campaign manager Amanda Orlando told supporters there are plenty of more votes that need to be counted before the race is officially called.
8:58 p.m. Boston Mayor Michelle Wu thanks supporters at the Healey campaign viewing party.
8:38 p.m. AP projects Republican Chris Sununu as the winner of the race for governor in New Hampshire.
“Governor Chris Sununu continues to build on the successes brought on by an agenda that has led to record low unemployment for New Hampshire while ensuring families remain safe and free,” said RGA Co-Chairs Governors Doug Ducey and Pete Ricketts. “From record investments in public schools to keeping taxes low and government out of your life, Governor Sununu has a proven track record that is working for the Granite State.”
8:13 p.m. AP projects Democrat Maura Healey as the winner of the race for governor in Massachusetts. The official projection came shortly after polls closed. According to the AP, “there are races in which a party or candidate has a past history of consistent and convincing wins. The AP can use results from its survey of the American electorate to decide poll-close calls in these states.”
8:02 p.m.: Polls in Massachusetts have officially closed.
8:00 p.m.: As polls close, the crowd is starting to build at the Copley Fairmont watch party for Democratic candidate Maura Healey.
7:56 p.m. Brea Douglas is at the Wentworth by the Sea Country Club in Rye, New Hampshire where Karoline Leavitt is hoping to make history as the youngest woman elected to Congress.
7:50 p.m. Deihl campaign is confident they’ll be victorious. Robert Goulston reporting from the Boston Harbor Hotel.
7:15 p.m. Bob Ward is in Manchester, N.H. as ballots are counted after polls close.
7:00 p.m. Polls have closed in New Hampshire and election results in key races are beginning to come in. Click here to stay up to date as election results are tallied.
7:00 p.m. Election Day analysis: Kerry Kavanaugh, Democratic analyst Annissa Essaibi George and Republican Analyst Lizzy Guyton discuss predictions, potential surprises.
6:52 p.m. Republican Karoline Leavitt of New Hampshire is hoping to become the youngest woman elected to Congress if she wins. Brea Douglass reports live from Wentworth by the Sea in Rye, New Hampshire.
6:32 p.m. Election Day analysis: Kerry Kavanaugh talks with Democratic analyst Annissa Essaibi George and Republican analyst Lizzy Guyton about the MA governor’s race and major races in New Hampshire.
6:15 p.m. Geoff Diehl is hoping to become the state’s next Republican governor. Robert Goulston reports live from the Boston Harbor Hotel.
5:51 p.m. Maura Healey is hoping to maintain early lead, become Massachusett’s first female and openly gay governor. John Monahan reports live from Copley Square.
5:39 p.m. Boston 25′s Bob Ward is speaking with voters in Manchester, NH about the reasons they are heading to the polls on election day.
5:00 p.m. Some Election Day polling sites see diminished crowds. Jim Morelli reports live from Framingham.
4:38 p.m. Campaign headquarters in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire are gearing up their election night parties.
4:30 p.m. Voter turnout in Boston, as of 3:00 p.m. is now 25.62% of registered voters.
2:38 p.m. - An update on voter turnout in Boston.
As of 12 p.m., 85,667 votes had been cast. That’s 19.13% of registered voters.
1:51 p.m. Democratic candidate for governor Maura Healey and running mate Kim Driscoll visit Santarpio’s Pizza in East Boston on Election Day. It was one of two scheduled stops for Healey on Election Day.
1:38 p.m. according to the Lawyers for Civil Rights, there have been some reports of broken machines, election volunteers being harassed, confusion surrounding mail-in ballots, and reports of some City Clerks requiring an ID to vote.
In response to the Lawyers for Civil Rights’ areas of concern, Secretary of State William Galvin issued the following statement:
“It is common for our Elections Division to field complaints on Election Day, from voters, candidates, and volunteers,” Galvin said. “When this happens, the Elections Division reaches out to the local election officials for information and to offer assistance. When necessary, the Elections Division directs the local election official to take specific actions, which may include contacting the poll workers at the polling place to make corrections.”
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11:43 a.m. Voter turnout in Boston as of 9:00 a.m.
27,535 ballots have been cast. That’s 6.15% of all registered voters. The city says says no central tabulation numbers are included with 9 a.m. numbers.
10:07 a.m. - Secretary of State Bill Galvin spoke with reporters after casting his own ballot in Brighton on Tuesday morning. Galvin is facing a challenge from Republican Rayla Campbell in this election.
Galvin said he is hoping the nice weather will add to his estimated voter turnout, which he put at 2.2 million voters. Galvin also reported there have been no hiccups reported at polling places in the state. “There have been no problems statewide. All polling places are open and will remain open until 8:00 p.m. tonight,” said Galvin.
9:50 a.m. - Geoff Diehl, the Republican candidate for MA Gov., casts his vote Tuesday morning in Whitman’s Town Hall.
Maura Healey, the Democratic candidate for MA Gov., did not vote in person Tuesday, opting to cast her ballot by mail back on October 29.
Healey’s running mate, Kim Driscoll, voted in person today in Salem.
8:43 a.m. - An estimated 1 million+ people are expected to cast their ballots in person today.
8:35 a.m. - More than 200 New Hampshire residents cast ballots within the first hour of voting at a Salem polling place.
8:00 a.m. - State officials reminding voters: “Poll workers at polling places can’t accept ballots. If you bring a ballot to your polling place, you’ll be offered the option of voting in person instead.”
7:15 a.m. - Boston 25 sits down with UMass Boston Political Professor, Dr. Erin O’Brien to preview Election Day!
7:00 a.m. - The polls are now open for voting in Massachusetts!
The weather does not look like it will be an issue for voters. You can check the latest election day forecast here.
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