Rhode Island

Not registered to vote? You’re in luck! This is one of the states that allows you to register AND vote on Election Day at your nearest town or city clerk’s office. Bring ID and wear a mask, and don’t forget to VOTE!

Presidential Primary – April 2nd, 2024

PARTISAN PRIMARY – If you are registered as an independent or unaffiliated to a major party, you can choose which primary to vote in. Just turn up and ask for the “Democratic” ballot. If you are already registered as Democrat or Republican, you can only vote on the ballot for that party.

If you want your vote to count as a vote to survive, vote for Marianne Williamson on April 2nd! Marianne has suspended her campaign, and is not on the ballot in this state, but you can still vote for her as a “write-in” candidate! She stands for a ceasefire in Gaza, negotiations in Ukraine, an end to warmongering with China, the abolition of nuclear weapons and a full-scale mobilization to address the climate emergency.

This is a primary election solely for the purpose of choosing the Democratic nominee for President. Your vote does not in any way support or enable Trump to get back in! But neither should it be merely a coronation for Joe Biden. He needs to earn our vote. And he needs to get a clear message from the citizens of this country who do not accept the status quo and want to see the changes that Marianne Williamson stands for. Vote to survive!

Presidential Election – Nov 5th, 2024

This is a deep BLUE STATE that Biden won in 2020 and Clinton won in 2016. Trump has no chance of winning this state in 2024.

Latest Opinion Polling Results in Rhode Island:

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Source: 270toWin polling averages by state: https://www.270towin.com/2024-presidential-election-polls/

Election Results in 2020:

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Source: Federal Election Commission https://www.fec.gov/resources/cms-content/documents/federalelections2020.pdf

Election Results in 2016:

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Source: US Census Bureau, Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2016

In Rhode Island, it is safe to vote for a third-party candidate in the general election, without fear that this will help get Trump back into the White House. He will not win this state no matter how you vote.

If you want your vote to count as a vote to survive, vote for Jill Stein on November 5th! Jill stands for a ceasefire in Gaza, negotiations in Ukraine, an end to warmongering with China, the abolition of nuclear weapons and a full-scale mobilization to address the climate emergency.

Vote Swapping

Are you willing help ensure that Trump does not get back into the White House by voting for a third-party candidate in exchange for someone in a purple state voting for Biden (instead of their preferred third-party candidate)? If you’d like to know more, click here.

Register to Vote:

Rhode IslandOct. 4Oct. 4Oct. 4

Vote by mail:

Rhode IslandOct. 13November 3

Vote in person:

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Note: Times may vary, always check locally. Source: https://ballotpedia.org/State_Poll_Opening_and_Closing_Times_(2020)

AND, your most powerful contribution to this election may not be your own vote, but the vote of a friend, relative, colleague, former neighbor, or somebody else you know who does live in a “battleground” state. You may be the one person who can convince that person to vote, and to vote for our survival, at this election.

Click here for more ideas and help in convincing a friend or relative to vote.

Senate Race

This is Democrat-held Senate seat and the Republicans are unlikely to take it. Nevertheless, this election is not just about Donald Trump. So long as Mitch McConnell retains control of the Senate, a President Biden will be able to achieve very little in office. We need to end McConnell’s tyranny of the Senate on November 3rd. So please use your vote to keep this seat blue.

A vote for Jack Reed is a vote for survival!

House Race

The best we can hope for in 2020 at the Presidential and Senate levels is to get rid of Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell so that we will at least survive the next four years. But in the medium term, we need to elect politicians who support the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, the Nuclear Ban Treaty and other real, sustainable solutions to the global threats facing us all.

Luckily, we already have over 100 such politicians in the House of Representatives. We need to make sure they get re-elected, and we need to elect more of them!

If you live in one of these US Congressional Districts, you have a progressive member of Congress to support!

District 1 – Cicilline