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RI’s First Congressional District Special Election Nov. 7

The US Capitol Building, viewed from the rear of the property. RI’s First Congressional District Special Election to send a new representative to the Capitol will Nov. 7. A primary will be held Sept. 5.

PROVIDENCE, RI – Gov. Dan McKee today announced the the first congressional district special election filling the seat soon to be vacated by Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI),as Sept. 5 (primary) and Nov. 7 (election).

Cicilline announced in February he would be cutting his seventh term short on June 1 to lead the Rhode Island Foundation. As dictated by law, the Governor will sign the formal Writ of Election when the seat is officially vacant on June 1, 2023.

“Voting is the hallmark of our democracy, and our goal is to make it as understandable as possible for both candidates and voters to ensure the highest turnout possible,” said McKee. “Together with the Secretary of State’s Office and the Board of Elections, my team is committed to ensuring that Rhode Islanders are aware of this special election and engaged in the process.

Members of Congress play key roles in ensuring that Rhode Island is represented in Washington, D.C. and we want to ensure Rhode Islanders are participating in selecting their next representative.”


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