Berkshire County Elections 2022

There are two elections in the 2022 election cycle:

Democratic Primary Sept. 6, 2022

General Election Nov. 8, 2022

Voting is important

The NAACP Berkshire County Branch is sponsoring multiple events to inform Berkshire County voters about the offices and candidates that are on the ballot. Note: The NAACP is non-partisan and does not endorse individual candidates.

On the ballot on September 6th

County Sheriff

At our July General Meeting, we hosted a forum with the two candidates for County Sheriff.

Know Your Sheriff – view the video of the forum


Sheriffs have the power to make our communities safer and more just for all—but most Massachusetts voters don’t even know who their sheriff is.  It’s time to change that. It’s time to Know Your Sheriff.

Know Your Sheriff is a public education campaign by the ACLU of Massachusetts to build voter awareness about the life-changing decisions that sheriffs make.

Polling shows that many voters are not familiar with sheriffs, but when they learn more, they are more likely to cast a ballot for sheriff in the next election.

Polling also shows that voters favor treatment and education over punishment. Knowing your sheriff means knowing that YOU have the power to demand safer communities and a more just criminal legal system.

After the presentation, attendees were able to ask questions of the two candidates running for Berkshire County District Attorney Alf Barbalunga, and incumbent Sheriff Tom Bowler.

District Attorney

Our August General Meeting focused on the candidates for District Attorney.

What a Difference a DA Makes – view the video of the forum

What a Difference A DA Makes is an ACLU of Massachusetts (ACLUM) campaign is a public education initiative in Massachusetts that seeks to highlight the key role that the Commonwealth’s district attorneys play in determining the effectiveness and fairness of the criminal legal system – and to inform and educate Massachusetts residents so they are more aware and engaged in their local district attorney elections.

Through public education campaigns like Know Your Sheriff and What a Difference a DA Makes the ACLUM hopes to educate and empower community members in Massachusetts to demand safer communities and a more just criminal legal system.

After the presentation, attendees were able to ask questions of the two candidates running for Berkshire County District Attorney Tim Shugrue, and incumbent District Attorney Andrea Harrington