Special Elections

What is a Special Election?

Special elections are held to fill vacancies in House and Senate seats. Elections are called by the respective chambers, with the filing dates for nomination papers subsequently set by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. OCPF sets the campaign finance reporting schedule after notification by the Secretary.

Candidates in special legislative elections have three reporting periods for the election cycle:

  • A Pre-Primary reporting period: deposit reports are due for each deposit made between the pre-primary period's starting date and ending date (18 days before the primary);
  • A Pre-Election period: deposit reports are due 8 days before the special election, starting the day after the pre-primary ending date through 10 days prior to the due date (18 days before the special election); and
  • A Post-Election period: deposit reports are due 30 days after the special election and complete through 10 days prior to the due date (20 days after the special election).

Expenditures made by the candidate are reported by the candidate's designated depository bank by the 5th of each month, covering the entire previous month, i.e. January's report is due by February 5th and covers January 1st through the 31st.

If a candidate maintains a committee or has money or liabilities outstanding after the Post Election report, he or she must file a year-end report covering the subsequent activity as well as in-kind contributions received through this election cycle.

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2024 HOUSE: 6th Worcester

Charlton: Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4A Dudley Southbridge Spencer: Precinct 1

To fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Representative Peter Durant.

Special Primary Election: February 6, 2024
Special (Final) Election: March 5, 2024
Reporting Period Due Date Late Contribution Reporting Period
Pre-Primary Period 1/1/2024 through 1/19/2024 1/29/2024 1/20/2024 through 2/2/2024
Pre-Election Period 1/20/2024 through 2/16/2024 2/26/2024 2/17/2024 through 3/1/2024
Post-Election Period 2/17/2024 through 3/25/2024 4/4/2024 -
Totals include reported activity with dates between the beginning of the year and the post-election period's ending date. Expenditures are reported by the candidate's depository bank. Contributions are reported by the candidate via deposit reports. In-kind contributions are not included in the total until a year-end report covering the period is filed.
Candidate Party Affiliation Winner? Contributions reported to date Expenditures reported to date Cash On Hand
18670 Adams, David Republican $24,141.34 $15,097.43 $9,083.45 (as of 1/31/2024)
18678 Marsi, John Republican $31,921.43 $12,894.92 $18,241.10 (as of 1/31/2024)