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Rhode Island Primary voter breakdown

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By: Dee DeQuattro

Email: ddequattro@abc6.com


Rhode Islanders are preparing to take to the polls in less than a week and choose the nominees for their parties.

While the primary determines who will be the nominees for the Democratic and Republican parties in the General Election the majority of Rhode Islanders are actually unaffiliated.

For the primary there are approximately 750,000 registered voters. Of that 50.7% are unaffiliated, 10.04% are Republicans, and 38.99% are Democrats.

Unaffiliated voters are permitted to vote in the primary of their choice. They make the determination when they go to the polls to vote.

The Secretary of State's office said they cannot predict turnout but in a similar gubernatorial primary in 2010 the turnout was only 18.17%.

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