Rhode Island elections, 2012

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Contents
1 2012 Elections
2 Eligibility to Vote
2.1 Primary election
2.2 General election
3 Voting absentee
3.1 Eligibility
3.2 Deadlines
3.3 Military and overseas voting
4 Voting early
5 See also
6 References

The state of Rhode Island held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2012 ballot Click here for all
November 6, 2012
Election Results
U.S. Senate (1 seat) Approveda Preview Article
U.S. House (2 seats) Approveda
State Executives Defeatedd N/A
State Senate (38 seats) Approveda Preview Article
State House (75 seats) Approveda
Ballot measures (7 measure) Approveda Preview Article Pending

2012 Elections

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Elections by type

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See also: United States Senate elections in Rhode Island, 2012
U.S. Senate, Rhode Island General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheldon Whitehouse Incumbent 64.8% 271,034
     Republican B. Barrett Hinckley, III 35% 146,222
     Write-in N/A 0.2% 933
Total Votes 418,189
Source: Rhode Island Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Rhode Island, 2012
Members of the U.S. House from Rhode Island-- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 2 2
     Republican Party 0 0
Total 2 2
District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Democratic Party David Cicilline
Republican Party Brendan Doherty
IndependentC. Michael Blake
IndependentKenneth A. Capalbo
IndependentDavid S. Vogel
David N. Cicilline Democratic Party David Cicilline No
2nd Democratic Party James R. Langevin
Republican Party Michael G. Riley
Independent Abel G. Collins
James R. Langevin Democratic Party James R. Langevin No

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Democrats maintained partisan control in the state senate.

Rhode Island State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 29 32
     Republican Party 8 5
     Independent 1 1
Total 38 38


See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Democrats maintained partisan control in the state house.

Rhode Island House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 65 69
     Republican Party 10 6
Total 75 75

See also: Rhode Island 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Gambling Would ask voters if they want state-operated casino gambling at the Twin River slot venue. Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Gambling Would authorize casino games at Newport Grand. Approveda
BI Question 3 Bond issues Issue general obligation bonds (up to $50,000,000) for renovations and modernization of academic buildings at Rhode Island College. Approveda
BI Question 4 Bond issues Issue general obligation bonds (up to $94,000,000) for the construction of a new Veterans’ Home. Approveda
BI Question 5 Bond issues Issue general obligation bonds (up to $12,000,000) to finance drinking water infrastructure projects. Approveda
BI Question 6 Bond issues Issue general obligation bonds (up to $20,000,000) for environmental and recreational purposes. Approveda
BI Question 7 Bond issues Issue general obligation bonds (up to $25,000,000) for affordable housing. Approveda

Eligibility to Vote

Rhode Island

Primary election

See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections

Rhode Island has a mostly closed primary system. Unaffiliated voters may vote in any party's primary, but after voting in one party's primary, an individual must continue to vote in that party unless the voter "disaffiliates" from that party. Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by August 11, 2012, which is 31 days before the primary took place.[1] (Information about registering to vote)

General election

See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections

The deadline to register to vote is 30 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 was October 7.[2]

Voting absentee

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See also: Absentee Voting

Eligibility

All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Rhode Island. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.[4]

Deadlines

Absentee ballot applications must be received by the county election office by 4 p.m. on the 21st day before the election. A returned absentee ballot must then be received by the elections office by 9 p.m. on election day.[4][5]

Military and overseas voting

For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Rhode Island is one of seven states that do not have any form of early voting.[6]

See also

References