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Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis announces Special Election Calendar

Primary and Special Election Dates Announced for State Representative (District 49) vacancy

PROVIDENCE, RI -- Today, Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis announced a special election would be held February 25th, 2014 to fill the general assembly seat, which was vacated by State Representative (District 49) Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, who was sworn in as Woonsocket Mayor on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 by House Speaker Gordon Fox.

Candidates interested in running for the vacant State Representative (District 49) seat must file a formal declaration of candidacy, during the declaration of candidacy period, starting on December 12th, 2013 and ending on December 13th, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. (EST). Declarations must be filed with the Woonsocket Board of Canvassers.

The primary is scheduled for January 21st, 2014.

The Secretary of State's Elections Division promotes voter registration and turnout, maintains the state's central voter registration system, and publishes handbooks that provide crucial dates in the election cycle.

Information for candidates is available at: http://www.sos.ri.gov/elections/candidate/

Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis is committed to making it easier to vote, making it easier to do business in Rhode Island, preserving our history and making government more open and accessible.

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Department or agency: Office of the Secretary of State

Online: http://www.sos.ri.gov/

Release date: 12-04-2013

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