The Elections Division at the Rhode Island Department of State,
in cooperation with the State Board of Elections, is offering five How to
Run for Office seminars to current and potential candidates to learn the
ins and outs of getting their names on the ballot this election season.
Elections staffers from both agencies will provide would-be
candidates information on how to properly complete a
Declaration of Candidacy form, how to properly complete nomination papers, how
to maintain compliance with campaign finance laws, and more.
The seminars complement a new Rhode Island elections website
recently released by Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea. Candidates and voters
are encouraged to go to vote.ri.gov now a one-stop shop for elections
information in the state.
Eligible Rhode Islanders can register to vote, update their
voter information, and preview their sample ballots at the new site, as well as
find in-depth information about how elections work in Rhode Island.
"Everyday citizens must have a strong
voice in the democratic process,” Secretary Gorbea said. “Whether it is through
voting, or running for office, I am committed to encouraging
Rhode Islanders to play an active role in our state. The latest updates to
vote.ri.gov will help provide candidates and voters with the information they
need to be engaged in this year’s elections in a mobile-friendly page."
New content added to the site includes civics information for
voters, visualizations of voter and past turnout data, and information about
how the Elections Division at the Rhode Island Department of State, the Board
of Elections, and local boards all work together to run elections across the
How to Run for Office seminar schedule:
Thursday, May 10, 2018 -
CCRI Liston Campus
1 Hilton Street - Providence
Saturday, May 12, 2018
10 – 12:00 p.m.
URI Kingston Campus
50 Lower College Rd - Kingston
Atrium – Memorial Union
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
6 – 8:00 p.m.
CCRI Newport Campus
1 John Chafee Blvd. - Newport
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
6 – 8:00 p.m.
CCRI – Lincoln Campus
1762 Louisquisset Pike - Lincoln
Faculty Dining room rear
Friday, June 1, 2018
6- 8:00 p.m.
CCRI Warwick Campus
400 East Avenue – Warwick