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<h2 style="margin:0; background:#E0F2F7; font-size:180%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; text-align:center; color: black; padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><br>'''Welcome to Rhode Island on Ballotpedia!'''<br><br></h2><br>
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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 was the thirteenth state admitted to the Union in 1790, was the first of the original thirteen colonies to announce independence from British rule and the last of the original thirteen colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Currently, there are two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, two Democratic 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. As of September 2013, Rhode Island is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas. ''</p></td></tr>
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<td><center>''[[Rhode Island elections, 2013|No regularly scheduled elections in Rhode Island.]]<br/>Exceptions include special elections.<br/><hr>'''[[Portal:Elections|Find current U.S. election news and links here]].'''''</center></td></tr></table>
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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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'''State executives'''<br>
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[[Governor of Rhode Island|Governor]] •
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[[Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island|Lieutenant Governor]] •
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[[Rhode Island Attorney General|Attorney General]] •
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[[Rhode Island General Treasurer|General Treasurer]] •
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[[Rhode Island Auditor General|Auditor General]] •
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[[Rhode Island Commissioner of Education|Commissioner of Education]] •
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[[Rhode Island Director of Business Regulation|Superintendent of Insurance]] •
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[[Rhode Island Commissioner of Agriculture|Commissioner of Agriculture]] •
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[[Rhode Island Director of Labor|Director of Labor]] •
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[[Rhode Island Chair of Public Utilities|Chair of Public Utilities]]
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'''State legislature'''<br>
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<center>{{Congdelegationlists|Chamber=Senate|State=Rhode Island}}</center>
[[Rhode Island State Legislature|State Legislature]]
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[[Rhode Island Senate|Senate]]
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'''Other'''<br>
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[[Rhode Island Constitution|Constitution]] •
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• [[Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)|2013-2014 Special Congressional elections]]<br>
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• [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 Congressional elections]]<br>
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• [[United States Senate elections, 2014|2014 U.S. Senate elections]]<br>
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• [[United States Constitution]]<br>
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'''Rhode Island Counties'''<br>
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[[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]] • [[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><br></center>
  
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'''Voting and elections'''
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* [[Portal:Congress|Congress]] ([[United States Senate elections in Rhode Island, 2012|2012 U.S. Senate]] & [[United States House of Representatives elections in Rhode Island, 2012|House elections]])
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* [[Rhode Island State Legislature|State legislature]] ([[Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2012|2012 Senate]] & [[Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2012|House elections]])
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* [[List of Rhode Island ballot measures|State ballot measures]] ([[Rhode_Island_2012_ballot_measures|2012]])
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<td><center><br>• [[Governor of Rhode Island|Governor]][[Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island|Lieutenant Governor]]<br>
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[[Rhode Island Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] [[Rhode Island Attorney General|Attorney General]] <br>
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[[Rhode Island General Treasurer|General Treasurer]] [[Rhode Island Auditor General|Auditor General]]<br>
* [[Redistricting in Rhode Island]]
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[[Rhode Island Commissioner of Education|Commissioner of Education]] [[Rhode Island Commissioner of Agriculture|Commissioner of Agriculture]]<br> 
* [[Public financing of campaigns#Rhode Island|Public Financing of Campaigns]]
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[[Rhode Island Director of Business Regulation|Superintendent of Insurance]] [[Rhode Island Director of Labor|Director of Labor]] <br>• [[Rhode Island Director of Environmental Management|Director of Environmental Management]] [[Rhode Island Chair of Public Utilities|Chair of Public Utilities]]
* [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States]]
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** [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Rhode Island|Rhode Island Results]]
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'''Laws and history'''
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* [[Laws governing ballot measures in Rhode Island]]
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<td><center><br>• [[List of Rhode Island ballot measures|Statewide ballot measures]] [[Recall campaigns in Rhode Island]]<br><br><hr><br> [[File:Verified.png|20px]] ''[[Ballot Measure Scorecard, 2013]]''<br><br></center></td></tr></table></table></td></tr></table>
* [[Campaign finance requirements for Rhode Island ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]
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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 was the thirteenth state admitted to the Union in 1790, was the first of the original thirteen colonies to announce independence from British rule and the last of the original thirteen colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Currently, there are two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, two Democratic 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. As of September 2013, Rhode Island is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas.

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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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Motto:   Hope
Population:   1.05 million
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Admitted to U.S.:   1790
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