The Green Papers: Rhode Island 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 8 September 2020 (presumably)
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Wednesday 24 June 2020 (presumably) - Filing Deadline - Declarations of Candidacy.
July 2020 (presumably) - Filing Deadline - Submit nomination papers.
Tuesday 8 September 2020 (presumably) - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC). Most polls are open at 7am. However, polls may open as late as 9am by location.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 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

Rhode Island 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


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


Upcoming Elections from the Rhode Island Board of Elections.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 4 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Sheldon Whitehouse, II
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Sheldon Whitehouse, II
FEC S6RI00221

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  John F. "Jack" Reed
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008, 2014.
Previously served in the U.S. House: First elected: 1990, re-elected: 1992, 1994.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  John F. "Jack" Reed
FEC S6RI00163; 30 Sep 19; Tot $1,439,524; Dsb $421,090

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Gina Marie Raimondo
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At Term Limit

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Daniel J. "Dan" McKee
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (2 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  David N. Cicilline
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  David N. Cicilline
FEC H0RI01073; 30 Sep 19; Tot $641,721; Dsb $375,983
  Candidate Republican     Frederick J. Joseph "Fred" Wysocki
FEC H8RI01092; 30 Sep 19; Tot $500; Dsb $9

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  James R. "Jim" Langevin
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  James R. "Jim" Langevin
FEC H0RI02139; 30 Sep 19; Tot $485,936; Dsb $255,917

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Democratic Secretary of State  Nellie M. Gorbea
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Secretary of State is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Democratic Attorney General  Peter F. Neronha
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Attorney General is unaffected by the State's term limit.

General Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic General Treasurer  Seth Magaziner
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 

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, 4 candidates
  Republican: 1 candidate
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
  Right to Life
 
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
  Moderate 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
  Politics1.com - Rhode Island
  Providence Business News
  Providence Daily Dose
  Rhode Island Public Radio - NPR - Providence
  Rhode Island's Future
  RICentral - 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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