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Warwick Voters Decide City, State Races at RI Primaries Today

CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] An I Voted sticker from the 2016 Presidential Primary. The deadline to submit a form asking for a mail-in primary ballot is Tuesday, 4 p.m., when your form has to be delivered to the Warwick Board of Canvassers at City Hall.
CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] An I Voted sticker from the 2016 Presidential Primary. The deadline to submit a form asking for a mail-in primary ballot is Tuesday, 4 p.m., when your form has to be delivered to the Warwick Board of Canvassers at City Hall.
CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] An I Voted sticker from the 2016 Presidential Primary. The deadline to submit a form asking for a mail-in primary ballot is Tuesday, 4 p.m., when your form has to be delivered to the Warwick Board of Canvassers at City Hall.

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:

Zachary Colon

Vinny Gebhart

The winner will face off in the general election against independent Ward 9 candidates  Aaron Mackisey and Sean M. Henry and also Republican Armand Lusi.

WARD 1 CITY COUNCIL

In Ward 1, incumbent Richard Corley faces primary challenger Bill Foley, with the winner running against Republican Scott Phillips in the general election.

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Richard Corley

Bill Foley

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.

Anthony Sinapi

Dan Elliott

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.

Joseph J. Solomon

Carel Callahan Bainum

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.

Steve Merolla

Kendra Anderson

Brian Dunkley

Michael Mita

Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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