Gorbea releases 2018 How to Run for Office Guide


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. 

"As 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," 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."

This 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 at 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 222-2340. 

While 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. For 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 222-2340.


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cowritten by the trackslayers mayer

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

I didn't see posting illegal campaign signs, failure to pay taxes on time, pandering to special interests that'll never endorse you or filing an incomplete campaign expense report on here...

Or is that the "Corrente plan"...?

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Scal, don't forget running unpaid political ads in the form of repeated comments on a newspaper's website; misrepresenting data to make false statements about the business sector; calling the elected school committee names and accusing them of "extortion," among other things; refusing to answer why he paid campaign office rent to the same person who previously paid off delinquent tax bills on his property; falsely claiming that the actual mayor received some kind of unfair property evaluation decrease when, in fact, his valuations went up; and misrepresenting how the FY18 budget was passed.

I'm sure you recall these among the many, many more examples of how the make-believe "mayor" has willingly and repeatedly proven himself completely unfit for office over the last several months.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

I hope it's just a "How To Run for Office Guide" and not a "How To Run for Office in RI Guide"...big difference.

Monday, April 16, 2018