By News Staff
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Candidates for public office in Rhode Island are now collecting voter signatures to ensure their name appears on the ballot.
Rhode Island Secretary of State Ralph Mollis says candidates have through July 13 to collect enough signatures to qualify for the ballot for the Sept. 11 primary and the Nov. 6 general election.
The number of signatures that are required depends on the office the candidate is seeking. Contenders running for some municipal offices require only 50 signatures, while candidates for the U.S. Senate must gather 1,000 signatures.
Mollis says nearly 2,400 people have filed to run for public office in Rhode Island.