|Handbook:||Rhode Island Board of Elections
RI Election Code
2008 Declaration of Candidacy
2008 Candidate Guide (PDF)
The SOS is currently working on the 2010 Election Calendar and the 2010 How to Run for Office Guide. They will be available at the beginning of the new year.
|Secretary of State Elections Department:||
Phone: (401) 222-2340
Fax: (401) 222-1444
|Law:||RI Election Code|
|Residency:||An inhabitant of the state|
|Signature/Forms:||File the declaration of candidacy at Secretary of State’s Elections & Civics
Division, 148 W. River Street, Providence, RI. The declaration of candidacy is available at the local board of canvassers in each city and town and at the Secretary of State’s
Elections & Civics Division.
The Democratic Party State Committee may designate a person to be the candidate representing the party in a primary, and if no primary, in the election. Endorsements are filed with the SOS. Endorsed candidates will be issued nomination papers and must submit the required number of signatures. you must obtain your nomination papers from the Secretary of State’s Elections & Civics Division. Required signatures on nomination papers for US Senator: 1,000; for US Rep: 500. ANY registered voter may sign nomination papers if the registered voter is eligible to vote for the office for which you seek election. The voter DOES NOT need to be a member of the political party listed on the nomination paper.