Date For Special Senate Election: June 25
Nomination papers for candidate will be available soon.
In the midst of winter, the Massahusetts Secretary of State has selected early summer for the election of the state's newest senator.
The special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat John Kerry will likely soon vacate will be held on June 25, according to the Boston Globe.
The primary election will be held on April 30.
Kerry, who has been nominated to become the next Secretary of State, will likely submit his resignation on Tuesday, Jan. 29 immediately before the full U.S. Senate votes to confirm him, according to the Globe.
Massachusetts Secretary fo State William Galvin plans to make nomination papers for Kerry’s seat available soon and would give candidates four weeks to collect the 10,000 signatures required to get on the primary ballot, according to the Globe.
To date, Belmont's U.S. Representative Edward Markey has announced he is running and U.S. Representative Stephen Lynch is reportedly planning a run. Both are Democrats; no Republican has yet announced.