WARWICK, RI — In-person voting for the RI 2020 primary begins at 7 a.m., lasting till 8 p.m. at 10 polling places throughout the city, with the shape of local and state races in the general election Nov. 3 election in the balance.
Voters can call 2-1-1 any time (24 hours a day/7 days a week) with any election questions, according to the RI Secretary of State’s office. The new service this year is provided by the RI Secretary of State and United Way of RI.
WARD 9 CITY COUNCIL
In Ward 9, two democratic candidates are vying for the seat Councilman Steve Merolla has stepped away from to focus on a run for the Dist. 31 state representative seat recently vacated by Sen. Erin Lynch Prata:
WARD 1 CITY COUNCIL
Ward 8 CITY COUNCIL
In Ward 8, incumbent democrat Anthony Sinapi has a challenger in Dan Elliott. With no general election candidate to run against the primary champion, the primary race will effectively decide this seat.
MAYOR OF WARWICK
Incumbent Mayor Joseph J. Solomon has two challengers this year. The first, Carel Callahan Bainum, is running against him during today’s primary. The winner of that contest will compete with independent mayoral contender Frank Picozzi.
Dist. 31 State Senate
Warwick City Councilman for Ward 9 for 20 years Steve Merolla, ESL teacher Kendra Anderson, REMAX realty partner Mike Mita, and financial advisor Brian Dunkley compete in the primary for the Dist. 31 state senate seat vacated by Sen. Erin Lynch Prata earlier this year.