There is one month for independent candidates to file for Massachusetts special election for U.S. Senator to replace the late Ted Kennedy. “Non-Party” candidates have until November 24th at 5:00pm to file for the election.
If you are running on a party ticket you had to file by October 20th. The partisan primary election day is December 8, 2009, with the general election about one month later on January 19, 2010.
Only Democrats, Republican and Libertarian are considered to be “parties” in the Bay State.