A look at Tuesday’s special primary election

A file image of a voting location in Rhode Island. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Tuesday is the special primary election in Rhode Island.

Voters will choose who they want for the First Congressional District, State Senate District 1, and Foster Town Council.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Board of Elections will post the results starting at 8 p.m. and early voting results should also be posted around the same time.

Secretary of State Greg Amore said early voting will continue through 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Polling places were closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day.

Amore announced the Voter Turnout Tracker last month to allow Rhode Islanders to see how many votes were cast in each community. It shows mail-in ballots ae well as early in-person voting.

“Transparency and accuracy are critical components of our elections systems,” he said.

Mail ballots can be dropped off up until 8 p.m. Tuesday. People can use a guide on the Department of State’s website to find the drop box closest to them.

In-person voters should check their polling location in advance, as they may change.

Voters with any questions can contact the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at 401-222-2340.

ABC 6 News spoke with each of the candidates leading up to the special primary day.

The following Democrats are on the ballot:

  • Former White House staffer Gabe Amo
  • Stephanie Beauté
  • Walter Berbrick
  • Sen. Sandra Cano
  • Rep. Stephen Casey
  • Former Rep. Spencer Dickinson
  • Providence city councilor John Goncalves
  • Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos
  • Sen. Ana Quezada
  • Former Rep. Aaron Regunberg
  • Allen Waters

Don Carlson recently ended his campaign, citing “extraordinary stress.”

The candidates on the Republican ballot are Gerry Leonard and Terri Flynn.

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