Rhode Island


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ELECTION INFO: SECRETARY OF STATE
STATE-ISTICS: STATE INFORMATION

Recognized party qualifications:

Candidate for president or governor polled at least 5% of the entire vote cast in the state
Or petition: 5% of the entire vote cast for president or governor [17-1-2(9)]

Presidential Preference Primary ballot access:

File letter of intent with the Secretary of State [17-12.1-4 (a)]
Petition: 1,000 signatures [17-12.1-4 (2)]
Deadline: 74 days prior to the presidential preference primary election
No filing fees

General ballot access for unrecognized and independent candidates:

File nomination papers [17-14-12]
Petition: 1,000 signatures [17-14-7]
Deadline: 54 days before the general election

Last day to withdraw from ballot: 3 days after the September primary
Presidential Preference Primary date: first Tuesday in March [17-12.1-1]
Voter registration: 30 days before the election

Source:
The Reform Institute (December 2003). Presidential Ballot Access: State by State Scorecard. Retrieved November 10, 2008, from https://www.policyarchive.org/bitstream/handle/10207/5646/2003scorecard.....