Rhode Island signature requirements

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This page details Rhode Island signature requirements. In many states, the signatures of registered voters must be collected to place candidates or initiatives on the ballot. However, for candidates, filing fees are sometimes required or accepted in lieu of signatures.

Federal offices

U.S. Senate

Candidates are required to submit 1,000 signatures.[1]

U.S. House

Candidates are required to submit 500 signatures.[1]

Filing deadlines

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections

In 2012, the last day to circulate and file nomination petitions for U.S. Senate and U.S. House is June 27.[2]

State offices

State Senate

Candidates are required to submit 100 signatures.[1]

State House

Candidates are required to submit 50 signatures.[1]

Filing deadlines

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state government elections

In 2012, the last day to circulate and file nomination petitions for State Senate and State House is June 27.[2]

Ballot measures

Rhode Island ballot measures come in two ways. These are:

Rhode Island is one of the 24 states that do not have initiative and referendum.

References