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<p align="justify">''Located in the New England region of the United States, Rhode Island is officially known as the “State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.” Bordered by [[Massachusetts]], [[Connecticut]] and the Atlantic Ocean, Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States. Nicknamed “the Ocean State,” Rhode Island became the thirteenth state admitted to the Union in 1790. In addition, Rhode Island was the first of The Thirteen Colonies to announce independence from British rule and the last of The Thirteen Colonies to ratify the [[United States Constitution|U.S. Constitution]]. <br><br>Currently, there are two members of the [[United States congressional delegations from Rhode Island|U.S. Senate]], two members of the [[United States congressional delegations from Rhode Island|U.S. House of Representatives]], 38 members of the [[Rhode Island State Senate]] and 75 members of the [[Rhode Island House of Representatives]].''</p></td></tr>
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<td><center>• [[Voting in Rhode Island|Important voting information]]  <br>•  [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting]]  •  [[Early voting#Early voting|Early voting]]  •  [[State Blue Books|Blue Book]]  <br>•  [[Redistricting in Rhode Island|Redistricting]]  •  [[Rhode Island vote fraud|Vote fraud]] <hr>''For more information on voting in Rhode Island,'' '''''[[Voting in Rhode Island|click here]].'''''<br></center></td></tr></table>
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'''Government of Rhode Island'''<br>
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[[Rhode Island Constitution]] •
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'''Rhode Island Counties'''<br>
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<center>{{Congdelegationlists|Chamber=Senate|State=Rhode Island}}</center>
[[Bristol County, Rhode Island ballot measures|Bristol]] • [[Kent County, Rhode Island ballot measures|Kent]] • [[Newport County, Rhode Island ballot measures|Newport]] • [[Providence County, Rhode Island ballot measures|Providence]] • [[Washington County, Rhode Island ballot measures|Washington]]
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<center>• [[Rhode Island state budget|State budget]] • [[Rhode Island public pensions|Public pensions]] <br>• [[Rhode Island Constitution|State Constitution]] • [[Rhode Island Supreme Court|State Supreme Court]] <br>• [[Laws governing ballot measures in Rhode Island|Laws governing ballot measures]] • [[Laws governing recall]] <br>• [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Rhode Island|Laws governing local measures]] <br>• [[Laws governing the initiative process]] <br>• [[History of direct democracy in Rhode Island|History of direct democracy]] • [[Public financing of campaigns#Rhode Island|Public Financing of Campaigns]] <br>• [[Campaign finance requirements for Rhode Island ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]<br>• [[Forms of direct democracy in the American states|Forms of direct democracy in the U.S.]]<br><br></center>
  
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Welcome to Rhode Island on Ballotpedia!


Located in the New England region of the United States, Rhode Island is officially known as the “State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.” Bordered by Massachusetts, Connecticut and the Atlantic Ocean, Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States. Nicknamed “the Ocean State,” Rhode Island became the thirteenth state admitted to the Union in 1790. In addition, Rhode Island was the first of The Thirteen Colonies to announce independence from British rule and the last of The Thirteen Colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

Currently, there are two members of the U.S. Senate, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 38 members of the Rhode Island State Senate and 75 members of the Rhode Island House of Representatives.

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Jack Reed
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Rhode Island 1997January 3, 2015 November 4, 2014Link
Sheldon Whitehouse
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Rhode Island 2007January 3, 2019November 2018Link


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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
David N. Cicilline
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
James R. Langevin
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2001January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link


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The structure of the Rhode Island judicial system is laid out in Article X of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, the Rhode Island Superior Court, the Rhode Island District Court, the Rhode Island Family Court, the Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court and the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal.


The federal court system is made up of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island and the District of Rhode Island Bankruptcy Court. Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

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Rhode Island
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The Ocean State
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Admitted to U.S.:   1790
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