Massachusetts - and America as a whole - needs change! The People are tired of the expansion of government control into every aspect of life. This is a unique opportunity for Libertarians to spread our message and create momentum for actual change. In addition, as this year Libertarians don’t have major party status in Massachusetts, signature collection is easier than usual.
In 2021 we have seen growth in elections throughout the country - including in Massachusetts - won by Libertarians and other candidates who stand for government transparency and accountability, individual freedom, and economic opportunity. Libertarian opposition to mandates, forced government schooling, the drug war, predatory government, out-of-control spending funded out of exploding deficits and ever-increasing taxes, against wars, as well as against the corporate state is gaining more and more traction. Voters are realizing that neither Democrats nor Republicans respect individual freedoms, support smaller, transparent, or accountable government when they are in power - no matter what they claim.
Change begins with voters realizing that there is choice outside the Duopoly! That is why YOU should consider running for office to make a difference in Massachusetts. The Commonwealth needs principled Libertarians on the ballot.
Here in Massachusetts, every State Representative and State Senator is up for reelection in 2022. All two hundred state legislators, the eight Governor Councilors, the five state-wide constitutional positions of Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Treasurer, and Auditor are also up. The nine Members of Congress will be up for re-election next year. Due to the redistricting that just took place, many districts have been substantially changed. And many races continue to have only one, unopposed candidate. This is a unique opportunity to push for change.
The General Election will be on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Because Libertarians currently don’t have major party status, Libertarians will run as Unenrolled (Independents) with a political designation and can collect signatures from ANY registered voter in the respective area, not just Libertarians and Independents. One goal is to get at least 3% for a candidate in a state-wide race to gain major party status and with that ballot access for the next presidential election.
Candidates can obtain nomination papers from the Office of the Secretary. Signature requirements vary by office. The deadline for submitting signatures for county and district offices is May 3rd, for state-wide offices it is August 2nd. Nomination papers for signature collection can be obtained at various locations listed here. A complete guide is available from the Secretary of State’s Website.
If you are a Libertarian who truly wants to effect change, increase our freedom, and hold your elected officials accountable to lower taxes, less regulations and more transparency in state government, you should consider running for office in 2022.
To learn more about HOW to run for office, coordinate races, get help and support from the Libertarian Association of Massachusetts send us an email at [email protected] .