Special Vote For East Side Senate Seat

A special election will be needed to fill the state Senate seat recently vacated by Democrat Gayle Goldin. From the ProJo:

The potential primary date has been set for October 5, and the general election within Senate District 3 for November 2, Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea’s office confirmed on Thursday morning.

Potential candidates must file a declaration with the Providence Board of Canvassers on Thursday or no later than 4pm on Friday.

Declarations are filed at the local Board of Canvassers on:
THURSDAY, AUGUST 26TH and FRIDAY, AUGUST 27TH NO LATER THAN 4:00 PM.

At the time of this writing two Democrats have declared their interest: Sociologist Hilary Levey Friedman who teaches courses at Brown University, and public school teacher (Massachusetts) Geena Pham who will run as a member of the RI Political Cooperative.

The Board of Canvassers page has details for emergency voting.

Goldin heads to the Women’s Bureau at the US Department of Labor.

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