Election 2018

As the election of 2018 approaches, WCAI brings you debates and discussions with local candidates. On this page you'll find election programs, reporting, information regarding the ballot initiatives, and other ongoing coverage. 

The election is Tuesday, November 6th. On election evening, WCAI will be on-air live, covering the results, beginning at 8pm. Mindy Todd will host our coverage of local races, with special guest analysts Henri Rauschenbach and Paul Niedzwiecki.

WCAI's Local Election Coverage

The following debates will take place on The Point at 9am and 7pm.

Thursday, October 4th: Incumbent Will Crocker versus challenger Paul Cusack; 2nd Barnstable District. You can hear the archived debate HERE

Thursday, October 18th: Incumbent Randy Hunt vs. challenger Jack Stanton; 5th Barnstable District.

Tuesday, October 23rd: Incumbent Timothy Whalen vs. challenger Steven Leibowitz; 1st Barnstable District.

Wednesday October 24th: Incumbent Bill Keating vs. challenger Peter Tedeschi; 9th Congressional District.

Tuesday, October 30th: Incumbent Vinny deMacedo vs challenger Deb Rudolf; State Senate Plymouth, Bourne, Falmouth Sandwich District.

Thursday, November 1st: Incumbent Julian Cyr vs challenger John Flores; State Senate Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.

Ballot Initiatives

This year there are three ballot questions in Massachusetts. The state provides information about them here.

Other Ongoing Coverage 

Our sister station, WGBH in Boston, is also hosting debates and providing coverage.

We will air the Gubernatorial debate between Gov. Charlie Baker and his Democratic opponent Jay Gonzalez on Wednesday, October 17th at 7pm. 

You can watch the archived debate from Wednesday, October 3rd between Attorney General Maura Healey and Republican challenger Jay McMahon HERE

A debate with candidates running for State Representative in the 2nd Barnstable District.  Incumbent Will Crocker (Republican) meets challenger Paul Cusack (Democrat) in the Point studio.  Mindy Todd hosts.  Issues include affordable housing and homelessness, safety at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant, traffic and transportation, and more.