View results in Rhode Island’s statewide primary on the Board of Elections website

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Cynthia Mendes points to a series of different explanations for why she was able to upset Sen. Billy Conley (D-East Providence), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, during Rhode Island’s primary election.

According to Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, voters will begin receiving these paper applications as soon as Saturday, and Federal CARES Act funds will pay for the printing and postage.

Progressive candidates have scored at least 10 primary victories while trying to storm the Rhode Island General Assembly, representing a shot across the bow of the establishment Democrats who have typified the legislative mainstream on Smith Hill

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Anonymous

 My husband is an essential, full-time medical worker in a Massachusetts nursing home. He is 67 years old and both he and I are extremely worried about Covid-19. There are daily scares of the virus getting into the nursing home and I assume it is only a matter of time before it does.

Mike Hutchison

Boy, this has been a challenging time. In our slice of the world, the cut flower business has been upended…. As the outdoor farmers’ markets open up for the season, we are feeling good about our local agricultural community and hope that the local food and farming network comes out of this pandemic stronger than ever.

Traci Picard

I am a non-traditional (adult) student, on the precipice of college graduation. First in my family to graduate at age 41, with an adult child in college and 2 in high school at the same time. We are doing our final papers and exams at home, at the kitchen table.  I’ll be wearing my cap and gown to the backyard, and celebrating with the pigeons.

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Resources for Rhode Island Voters

Dates and deadlines

August 19 – September 8: Early in-person voting open for primary election 

September 8: Primary election

September 11: Deadline to request a Braille or tactile mail ballot for the general election

October 4: Deadline to register to vote in the general election

October 13: Deadline to request a mail ballot for the general election

October 14 – November 2: Early in-person voting open for general election

November 3: General election 

How to vote by mail

 

  • Instead of mailing your ballot, you can also drop off your ballot at one of these 24-hour locations

 

 

  • The Board of Elections must receive your mail ballot by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
How to vote in person

 

 

 

  • If you don’t have an ID, or aren’t listed at your polling place, you have a right to fill out a provisional ballot

 

  • Need more specific help? United Way of Rhode Island and the Secretary of State’s office have set up a Voter Information Hotline. For more information, call 2-1-1 and then press 9, or text your zip code to 898211. 
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Resources for Massachusetts Voters

Dates and deadlines

August 22 – 28: Early in-person voting open for the primary election 

September 1: Primary election

October 17 – 30: Early in-person voting open for the general election 

October 24: Deadline to register to vote in the general election 

October 28: Deadline to request a mail ballot for the general election 

November 3: General election 

How to vote by mail

 

  • Instead of mailing your ballot, you can also drop off your ballot at one of your local election office 

 

 

  • For the general election, if you’re mailing your ballot, it needs to be postmarked by November 3rd and it must reach your local election office by November 6th. If you’re hand-delivering your ballot, it needs to be returned by 8 p.m. on November 3rd.
How to vote in person

 

 

 

  • If you’re not listed at your polling place, you have a right to fill out a provisional ballot.
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