Rhode Island Primary: How to Vote and Who’s on the Ballot

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Rhode Island Primary: How to Vote and Who’s on the Ballot | INFBusiness.com

Voting in Providence, R.I., in 2020. Rhode Islanders are picking candidates for governor and an open House seat.

Rhode Island voters are heading to the polls to pick candidates for governor and an open House seat. Here’s what to know about voting in the state:

The deadline to register for Rhode Island’s primary elections has passed. You can check your registration status on the secretary of state’s website here.

In-person voting runs from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., which is also the time by which mail ballots must be received. It is too late to return a ballot in the mail, but you can deliver it by hand to a drop box or to the Board of Elections office in Cranston.

If you’ve already mailed your ballot, you can track its status here.

You can find your nearest polling place here.

Mail ballots can be delivered to drop boxes at designated locations. You can find your town’s drop box location here or use this map.

Voters will pick parties’ nominees for governor. Four Democrats are challenging Gov. Daniel McKee, who was appointed last year after former Gov. Gina Raimondo became President Biden’s secretary of commerce.

Two Republicans are vying for their party’s place on the November ballot: Ashley Kalus, a health care executive and businesswoman, and Jonathan Riccitelli, who owns a hotel and maintenance company and whose criminal record — much of it under another name — was reported by The Boston Globe.

Representative Jim Langevin, a Democrat, is retiring at the end of his term. The state treasurer, Seth Magaziner, leads the pack of six Democrats hoping to replace him. The winner of that race will face Allan Fung, a Republican and former Cranston mayor, in November.

There are also Republican and Democratic primaries for lieutenant governor and a Democratic primary for secretary of state. You can see a full sample ballot online here.

Source: nytimes.com

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