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Statement of Intent Filing Period for the 2016 Presidential Preference Primary is January 21-23

PROVIDENCE, RI - Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding candidates and potential candidates in the upcoming Presidential Preference Primary that they must file a Statement of Intent during the period of January 21 through January 23, 2016. The form is available at

Any presidential candidate seeking the endorsement of a national political party for which a primary is being held must file the Statement of Intent form with the Department of State. Once the Statement of Intent is received, the Department of State will prepare nomination papers for eligible presidential candidates on the same day.

A guide to the Rhode Island Presidential Primaries for both candidates and voters is available at


Media contact:

Nicole Lagace

(401) 330-3180

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  • Release date: 01-20-2016

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