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RIS2947PassEstablish a uniform election day for all local and special elections.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH8289PassEstablish a uniform election day for all local and special elections.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7728PassAmends the time within which mail ballots must be returned to the state board of elections and the time to commence the counting of mail ballots on election day, from nine o'clock (9:00) p.m. to eight o'clock (8:00) p.m.
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2018-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS2798PassAmends the time within which mail ballots must be returned to the state board of elections and the time to commence the counting of mail ballots on election day, from nine o'clock (9:00) p.m. to eight o'clock (8:00) p.m.
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2018-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIH7543PassRemoves the requirement that each political party convene every two (2) years to adopt a platform.
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2018-06-22
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2799PassRemoves the requirement that each political party convene every two (2) years to adopt a platform.
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2018-06-22
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2612IntroRequires all candidates for United States President and Vice President file copies of their last five (5) years of federal income tax returns with the state board of elections no later than fifty (50) days prior to the general election.
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2018-06-20
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7522PassRequires the secretary of state to notify the appropriate elected official of a newly registered voter's most recent former place of residence, only if it is located outside of Rhode Island.
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2018-06-18
Signed by Governor
RIS2440PassRequires the secretary of state to notify the appropriate elected official of a newly registered voter's most recent former place of residence, only if it is located outside of Rhode Island.
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2018-06-18
Signed by Governor
RIH8272IntroClarifies the application of elections law to financial town or district meetings.
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2018-06-01
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8190IntroChanges the period of time a voter may have to change their party affiliation from the 90th day preceding any primary election for which the voter is eligible to the 29th day preceding any primary election for which the voter is eligible.
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2018-05-29
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2863IntroIncludes the general assembly elections in the risk-limiting audits within the jurisdiction of the board of elections.
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2018-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2305IntroChanges the period of time a voter may have to change their party affiliation from the 90th day preceding any primary election for which the voter is eligible to the 29th day preceding any primary election for which the voter is eligible.
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2018-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2294IntroAmends the election laws concerning state or municipal vendors who are disqualified from making political contributions due to their business dealings with the state.
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2018-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2448IntroRepeals the voter identification law.
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2018-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2419IntroCreates an in-person early voting process and amends the mail ballot requirements.
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2018-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2571IntroChanges the month in which candidates for public office are required to declare their candidacy from June to April.
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2018-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2573IntroChanges the date of party primaries from the second Tuesday after the first Monday in September in each even numbered year to the first Tuesday in June in each even numbered year.
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2018-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2572IntroAllows non-affiliated party voters to vote in party primaries without becoming an affiliated party voter.
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2018-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2707IntroAmends certain campaign contribution and expenditure reporting requirements and would provide for forfeiture of campaign contributions upon a conviction or plea of nolo contendere to specified felony crimes relating to public office.
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2018-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2704IntroRequires any person voting by mail ballot or emergency mail ballot to provide proof of identity, excepting those in a hospital, hospice, or skilled nursing facility.
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2018-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2756IntroDeletes the requirement that a political circular or flier contain the name of its author.
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2018-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2755IntroMakes several changes to the campaign finance report requirements to promote their regularity and accuracy.
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2018-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2802IntroRequires that a person mailing a mail ballot be wither the spouse, guardian or relative by blood or marriage of the person voting by mail ballot.
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2018-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7721IntroMakes changes in the declaration of candidacy period from late June to early June and moves primary elections from September to August.
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2018-04-25
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7758IntroRequires campaign treasurers, to file with the board of elections a copy of every written agreement that is entered into by a candidate and a committee of a political party, where the agreement pertains to campaign contributions or expenditures.
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2018-04-25
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7993IntroEnables a chief executive of a town or city with the largest percentage of population in the district to appoint a representative or senator to a vacant seat for the remainder of the term.
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2018-04-11
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7526IntroAllows individuals, who have not reached the age of eighteen (18) years, to vote in a primary election, as long as the voter will be eighteen (18) as of the date of the general or special election.
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2018-04-04
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7730IntroMakes several changes to the campaign finance report requirements to promote their regularity and accuracy.
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2018-04-04
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7877IntroRequires all candidates for the United States President and Vice President to file tax returns with the state board of elections.
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2018-04-04
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7586IntroDeletes the requirement that a political circular or flier contain the name of its author.
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2018-04-02
Withdrawn at sponsor's request (04/04/2018)
RIH7509IntroAllows a political organization to become a political party by collecting voter signatures earlier than the current January 1 of the election year start date.
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2018-03-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7731IntroIncreases the yearly aggregate amount that may be contributed to or accepted by a person, political action committee or political party committee to two thousand dollars ($2,000).
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2018-03-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7870IntroEnables an individual to simultaneously run for a general assembly office and a statewide general office.
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2018-03-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7878IntroIncludes the general assembly elections in the risk-limiting audits within the jurisdiction of the board of elections.
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2018-03-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7747IntroEnables a chief executive of a town or city to appoint a representative or senator to a vacant seat in the general assembly until a special election is held.
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2018-03-19
Withdrawn at sponsor's request (03/21/2018)
RIH7342IntroRepeals the voter identification law, which required voters to prove their identity with written documents before they would be allowed to vote.
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2018-03-14
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7444IntroAmends the election laws concerning state or municipal vendors who are disqualified from making political contributions due to their business dealings with the state.
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2018-03-14
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7501IntroCreates an in-person early voting process and amends the mail ballot requirements.
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2018-03-14
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7262IntroClarifies who has the authority to nominate the members of a local canvassing authority.
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2018-03-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7530IntroEstablishes a process to ensure persons in government custody are counted as their actual residence for purposes of redistricting.
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2018-03-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7064IntroEnds the voting of mail ballots at local board of canvassers. It also authorizes in-person early voting effective July 1, 2018, with the actual procedures to be established by rules promulgated by the state board of elections.
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2018-03-03
Withdrawn at sponsor's request (03/07/2018)
RIS2267IntroRequires the state to use the actual residence of persons in government custody for redistricting purposes.
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2018-02-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2036IntroProvides a detailed process by which a proponent of a voter initiative and referendum proposal would present the proposal to the secretary of state, the general assembly and the governor.
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2018-01-11
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
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