The Green Papers: Rhode Island 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Wednesday 12 September 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Wednesday 27 June 2018 - Filing Deadline - Declarations of Candidacy.
Monday 16 July 2018 - Filing Deadline - Submit nomination papers.
Wednesday 12 September 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC). Most polls are open at 7am. However, polls may open as late as 9am by location. Note: The primary was moved to the Wednesday because of Rosh Hashanah.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EST (1200-0100 UTC). Most polls are open at 7am. However, polls may open as late as 9am by location.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:1,055,247 (0.34% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
Capital:Providence
 

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Rhode Island State and Local Government


There is no primary when the fewer than 2 candidates from a political party qualify for the ballot.

Upcoming Elections, Polling Place Hours, and Candidates from the State of Rhode Island Board of Elections.

To avoid a conflict with Rosh Hashanah, the Primary is Wednesday 12 September 2018.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Sheldon Whitehouse, II
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6)
  Candidate Democratic     Patricia Joy "Pat" "Patty" Fontes
FEC S8RI00144
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Sheldon Whitehouse, II
FEC S6RI00221; 30 Jun 18; Tot $4,200,419; Dsb $1,874,258
  Candidate Republican     Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente
  Candidate Republican     former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Robert G. "Bob" Flanders, Jr.
FEC S8RI00128; 30 Jun 18; Tot $868,262; Dsb $484,562
  Candidate Republican     Robert Anthony "Bobby" Nardolillo, III
FEC S8RI00110; 30 Jun 18; Tot $129,258; Dsb $110,039
  Candidate Independent     Raymond T. "Ray" McKay

Class 2 Democratic Senator John F. "Jack" Reed
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator John F. "Jack" Reed
FEC S6RI00163

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Gina Marie Raimondo
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidate list (11)
  Candidate Democratic     former state Secretary of State Matthew A. "Matt" Brown
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Spencer E. Dickinson
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Gina Marie Raimondo
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Giovanni Feroce
  Candidate Republican     Cranston Mayor  Allan W. Fung
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Patricia L. Morgan
  Candidate Moderate     William H. "Bill" Gilbert
  Candidate Independent     Rebecca L. McLaughlin
  Candidate Independent     Luis-Daniel Muñoz
  Candidate Independent     former state Representative Joseph A. "Joe" Trillo
2016 Honorary Rhode Island campaign chair for Donald Trump
  Candidate Other     Anne Armstrong
Party: Independent-Compassion.
Rhode Island Compassion Party

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Daniel J. "Dan" McKee
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (9)
  Candidate Democratic     William E. Beeley, Jr.
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Daniel J. "Dan" McKee
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  J. Aaron Regunberg
  Candidate Republican     Paul E. Pence
  Candidate Republican     Karl A. Wadensten
  Candidate Moderate     former Bristol County Water Authority Board Member Joel J. Hellmann
  Candidate Independent     Ross K. McCurdy
  Candidate Independent     Jonathan J. Riccitelli
  Candidate Independent     Zachary Xavier Ward

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (1 Undetermined, 1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  David N. Cicilline
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  David N. Cicilline
FEC H0RI01073; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,308,460; Dsb $816,151
  Candidate Democratic     Hamlet M. Lopez
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher F. "Chris" Young
FEC H2RI01186
  Candidate Republican     Patrick J. Donovan
  Candidate Republican     Frederick J. "Fred" Wysocki
FEC H8RI01092
  Candidate Independent     Daniel Joseph Guilmette

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  James R. "Jim" Langevin
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  James R. "Jim" Langevin
FEC H0RI02139; 30 Jun 18; Tot $830,735; Dsb $510,676
  Candidate Republican     Salvatore G. "Sal" Caiozzo
FEC H6RI02284; 30 Jun 18; Tot $3,830; Dsb $3,525

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

Seat up for regular election Democratic Secretary of State  Nellie M. Gorbea
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Secretary of State is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Secretary of State  Nellie M. Gorbea
  Candidate Republican     Pat V. Cortellessa

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Attorney General is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Peter F. Neronha
  Candidate Independent     Charles Picerno
  Candidate Other     Alan Gordon
Party: Independent-Compassion

General Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election Democratic General Treasurer  Seth Magaziner
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     General Treasurer  Seth Magaziner
  Candidate Republican     Michael G. Riley
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 9 incumbents, 16 candidates
  Republican: 13 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Moderate: 2 candidates
  Right to Life
Independents
  Independent: 9 candidates
  Other: 2 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.sec.state.ri.us/rihist/riconst.htm
Election Authority
  Office of the Secretary of State
  Rhode Island Board of Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  The State of Rhode Island General Assembly
Democratic
  Democratic Party of Rhode Island
Republican
  Rhode Island Republicans
Third Party
  Constitution Party of Rhode Island
  Green Party of Rhode Island
  Green Party of Rhode Island
  Justice Party of Rhode Island
  Libertarian Party of Rhode Island
  Rhode Island Right to Life
Media & others
  Anchor Rising
  College Hill Independent - Brown / RISD - Providence
  East Bay Newspapers
  Inside Politics - Darrell West, Brown University, Providence
  Politicker.com - Rhode Island
  Politics1.com - Rhode Island
  Providence Business News
  Providence Daily Dose
  Rhode Island Public Radio - NPR - Providence
  Rhode Island's Future
  RICentral - Wakefield
  South County Independent - Wakefield
  The Newport Daily News
  The Pawtucket Times
  The Providence Journal
  The Valley Breeze - Cumberland
  The Westerly Sun
  Warren Times Gazette
  Warwick Beacon
  WHJJ-920 AM (talk radio)-Providence
  WJAR TV - NBC - Providence
  WLNE TV - ABC - Providence
  Woonsocket Call
  WPRI TV - FOX - East Providence
  WPRO AM - Citadel - East Providence

 


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