RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has released the official 2018 How
to Run for Office Guide to assist those planning to run for elected office
in Rhode Island. The guide provides would-be candidates with the necessary
steps, deadlines, and eligibility requirements to run for office in the
September 12 primaries and November 6 general election.
Secretary of State, I am committed to encouraging all Rhode Islanders to play
an active role in our state's future and applaud those who have an interest in
serving the public as an elected official," Secretary Gorbea said.
"Our guide for candidates contains all of the information they will need
to run for office in the state's elections this fall."
year Rhode Island will hold elections for Statewide and municipal offices,
General Assembly, and United States Senator and Representatives in Congress.
Potential candidates can download the guide at the Department of State's
Elections Portal: http://sos.ri.gov/assets/downloads/documents/Run-for-Office-Guide-2018.pdf. Hard
copies are also available upon request by contacting the Department of State's
Elections Division at 401.222.2340.
Rhode Islanders interested in running for office will declare their candidacy
on June 25, 26, or 27, there is an important deadline approaching for
candidates wishing to run from a party other than the one they are registered
with. Candidates must disaffiliate from their political party by March 29 to
run as a candidate from another party. (See page 6 of the guide.)
more information on the 2018 election cycle or any other information related to
elections and voting in Rhode Island, please visit the Rhode Island Department
of State's Elections Division online at www.sos.ri.gov/elections or call