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Football Season Ends, Political Season Begins

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by Josh Wood Monday February 8, 2010

Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis released Rhode Island’s official 2010 Election Calendar this morning.

http://www.sos.ri.gov/documents/elections/ECalendar-2010-English.pdf

The calendar includes a detailed list of dates in the 2010 races for offices ranging from town council to Governor of Rhode Island to the U.S. House of Representatives.

April Fools’ Day is the first crucial date in the calendar. Candidates who are affiliated with one of the state’s three recognized parties – Democratic, Republican or Moderate – have until April 1 to change their party affiliation if they plan to run under a different party’s banner.

You must officially announce your intention to run for office by filing declarations of candidacy from June 28-30. The next important milestone is July 7 through July 16, when candidates must collect the signatures of enough eligible voters to officially put them on the ballot.

Rhode Islanders have until Aug. 14 to register to vote in order to cast ballots in the Sept. 14 state primary. Oct. 2 is the deadline for registering to vote in the Nov. 2 general election.

And now back to your regularly scheduled flamingos.

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