Category Archives: Rhode Island

Big commission for a small state

Q&A with John Marion of Common Cause on Redistricting in Rhode Island 1. Can you describe the work the Special Commission on Reapportionment has done? “They’ve met, six times so far. Going around the state, taking testimony from people concerning … Continue reading

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Politics and pictures: Rhode Island and its new voter ID law

In elections past, Rhode Island has not required photo identification for a ballot to be counted. However, with the passage of a new law the state has at least superficially joined the ranks of states which have approved legislation that will hamper … Continue reading

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The Runoff Debate Intensifies in Rhode Island Following Governor’s Race

Lincoln Chafee, a former United States Senator, emerged as the winner of this year’s Rhode Island gubernatorial race.  Chafee received only 36% of the vote in a close election that featured three viable candidates.  Additionally, a fourth candidate finished with … Continue reading

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One Stop Shopping: Rhode Island Initiative Registers Voters at Work

The Newport Mansions, Family Guy, Brown University and the Farrelly brothers are a few of the Ocean State’s more notable features.  To this list, we may soon add “Innovative Voter Registration.”  Rhode Island Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis launched … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap Up

Every week, State of Elections brings you the latest news in state election law. – Winter break at William and Mary is over, and State of Elections is excited to return to a  full time posting schedule. New articles will … Continue reading

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