Voters are heading to the polls, casting ballots in several key races for both statewide and local races. The marquis match-up of the day, is certainly the hotly contested democratic primary in the First Congressional District. Anthony Gemma running against incumbent Representative David Cicilline.
There has been a lot of mudslinging in first, Gemma accusing Cicilline of voter fraud. Cicilline has had a chance to defend himself, and today, the voters will decide if they want to keep him in Washington.
This morning, Congressman David Cicilline made his way into a Providence polling place to cast his vote. Cicilline says he trusts voters will make their choice based on performance, rather than allegations.
"There was some unpleasant stuff and some unsubstantiated allegations, but I think in the end I think voters focus on who can do the job well and who can represent them well in Washington," said Cicilline.
Cicilline's opponent, businessman Anthony Gemma, made his vote count at a polling place in Lincoln. Gemma says he's confident going into today's Primary.
"I am very, very excited about today, our team worked very hard, this election is going to come down to the undecided voter and people getting out to vote," said Gemma.
The winner of today's Primary will be up against Republican Brendan Doherty in the November 6th General Election. Polls are open until 8pm Tuesday.