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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.2897 190th (2017 - 2018)

An Act providing a local option for ranked choice voting in municipal elections

By Mr. Connolly of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2897) of Mike Connolly and others relative to ranking candidates for office in order of preference in local elections. Election Laws.

Bill Information

Mike Connolly

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith a ranked choice voting local option, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.


Name District/Address
Mike Connolly 26th Middlesex
Jay R. Kaufman 15th Middlesex
Anne M. Gobi Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex
Marjorie C. Decker 25th Middlesex
Denise Provost 27th Middlesex
Jennifer E. Benson 37th Middlesex
Carmine L. Gentile 13th Middlesex
Solomon Goldstein-Rose 3rd Hampshire
Dylan Fernandes Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket
David M. Rogers 24th Middlesex
Paul R. Heroux 2nd Bristol
Jay D. Livingstone 8th Suffolk
Natalie Higgins 4th Worcester
Patricia D. Jehlen Second Middlesex
Mary S. Keefe 15th Worcester
Sal N. DiDomenico Middlesex and Suffolk
Byron Rushing 9th Suffolk
Christine P. Barber 34th Middlesex
Jack Lewis 7th Middlesex
John J. Lawn, Jr. 10th Middlesex
Sean Garballey 23rd Middlesex
Chris Walsh 6th Middlesex
Thomas M. Stanley 9th Middlesex
Jonathan Hecht 29th Middlesex
James B. Eldridge Middlesex and Worcester
Frank I. Smizik 15th Norfolk
Peter V. Kocot 1st Hampshire
Julian Cyr Cape and Islands
Jennifer L. Flanagan Worcester and Middlesex
William N. Brownsberger Second Suffolk and Middlesex
Juana B. Matias 16th Essex

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