Early Birds cast Early Votes: Early voting starts Wednesday, August 16

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The primary election for Rhode Island’s first congressional district’s special election takes place on September 5, but why wait? Have an easy breezy voting experience and vote early. Early voting for registered Rhode Island first district-ers begins Wednesday, August 16.

This special election will nominate candidates to replace outgoing representative David Cicilline, who resigned in May 2023 to become president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation. The general election takes place on November 7.

The first congressional district covers Bristol, Newport, and Providence counties. Registered voters in these counties may cast early votes up until 4pm on September 4.


If you are in need of special voting accommodations, please call Disability Rights Rhode Island at (401) 831-3150.

Early voting also begins on August 16 for nominations to the Rhode Island State Senate District 1 to fill a vacancy left by the premature passing of Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin, and early voting for the Foster Town Council will also take place.

Information on voting hours and locations for all upcoming special elections can be found at:

Be on the lookout for an upcoming issue featuring our “In Their Own Words” report, which compiles congressional candidate responses to Motif-generated questions.