Rhode Island

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As a flat, coastal state with a venerable fishing industry, Rhode Island is uniquely vulnerable to climate change. Over half the candidates for state senate, and one-third of the state house candidates, are aware and have promises to act in some fashion.

Voting rules and how to vote:

Absentee (mail) ballots must be requested by By 4 PM on Oct 18 and returned by election day, Nov 8. Click here to learn more about voting early or by mail. Voter registration for the general election closed on October 9th.

More voting rules and regulations are available from the Secretary of state’s office – remember your polling place or district may have changed this year!


Read this first. c/i/o = challenger, incumbent, or open seat. Pro-climate is defined inclusively as a candidate who supports climate action and the transition to clean energy. Pro-democracy is defined inclusively as a candidate who supports voting rights, access to voting, opposes gerrymandering, or even just has voter registration tools on their website. NFFM = did they sign the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge?

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