Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Patch will have a team of editors in our Patch communities covering Tuesday's election in real-time in our live blog.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
After more than a year of hype, hundreds of speeches and millions spent on campaign ads, the 2012 election is finally here — and Patch is covering it live in a real-time Election Day Blog. We will have more than a dozen editors throughout Rhode Island in our Patch communities on Tuesday, talking to voters, election officials and others — and providing updates and results in the blog from 2 p.m. until the final races are called. We also want to hear from you, so make sure your post a comment in the blog. Tell us how you voted for and why; share your experiences at the polls; or just weigh in on the big election of 2012. The Election Day blog will launch around 2 p.m. Tuesday...but you can sign up now to receive an email alert once the blog …
Rhode Island's Democratic and Republican political influencers take part in our final survey before election day.
In the race for President of the United States, influential Rhode Island political insiders have weighed in regarding who has run the better "ground game" in Rhode Island leading up to the election. According to our results, Democratic influencers felt Obama has run a better ground campaign by a wide margin while a majority of Republican influencers surveyed said the ground campaign up to this point has been even. Patch surveyed 53 Republicans and 51 Democrats, asking regardless of their partisan preference, which presidential campaign do you think has run the better "ground game" campaign during the general election in Rhode Island? Among those who responded, 55.6% of Democrats said Barack Obama has run the better ground campaign by a …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The Nov. 6 election ballot includes a host of Barrington candidates for town council and school committee, candidates for Congress, and seven ballot questions along with the Presidential candidates.
Barrington voters have plenty of local candidates to choose from in the Presidential election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Expect to spend some time filling out your ballot. And you'll probably wait in line quite a bit longer. Voters also must select between incumbent District 1 Congressman David Cicilline, a Democrat, and his Republican challenger, Brendan Doherty. An independent, David Vogel, also is on the ballot. Voters must also pick a U.S. Senator from Rhode Island: either the incumbent, Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse or his Republican challenger, Barry Hinckley. There are also seven state ballot questions, including two that would approve casino gambling at Twin River and Newport Grand and one that approve $25 million in bonds for affordable …
There are 5 polls for Tuesday's general election in Barrington.
Do you know where to vote tomorrow, Nov. 6 -- Election Day? Here are the polls in Barrington for the Presidential election, according to the Board of Canvassers. There is a separate poll for voters who registered to vote after Oct. 7. District Voting Locations If you registered to vote after the Oct. 7 deadline or you will register to vote up to and including Election Day you will vote at the Barrington Senior Center on the lower level of the Library, 281 County Road. These voters are eligible to vote for President and Vice President only. Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm. Note that the polls close one hour earlier than in the past. Also, you must bring a voter ID to vote. You can’t vote without an identification card, another…
Six candidates are running for three seats on the Barrington Town Council. Why should you vote for them? Here are their answers.
Six candidates – three Democrats and three Republicans -- are running for election or re-election to the Barrington Town Council. Patch asked them why voters should vote for them over their opponents? Here are their answers. Kate Weymouth, Democrat, Incumbent My training as an architect has served me well during these past 8 years. Both jobs require similar skill sets, and those are: problem-solving; being able to see the big picture; and adhering to a process necessary for achieving the most logical, economical long-term solution. If reelected I will continue to strengthen communication across volunteer Town boards and commissions, continue to maintain and look for ways to improve Town facilities (specifically seeing that the Bay Spring …
Five candidates are vying for three seats on the Barrington School Committee. Why should you vote for them?
Five candidates are running for election or re-election to the Barrington School Committee. Patch asked them why Barrington voters should vote for them over their opponents? Here are their answers. Christopher Ramsden Barrington residents should think of the School Committee as a team and elect those persons who can contribute and work as a team. My background with thirty years in business brings a unique skill set to the School Committee. I am practical, direct and have high expectations for our district. With critical decisions to be made with regard to our strategic plan, district technology, facility planning, and contract negotiations, my voice and perspective is needed at the table. Patrick Guida In addition to my passion for …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Give your favorite Barrington candidates for local office a boost. Tell voters why they should vote for your top choices.
Who are your favorite candidate for local Barrington offices? And why? Give your favorite town council or school committee or legislative candidate a boost before Election Day next Tuesday, Nov. 6. Tell Barrington voters why you plan to vote for a particular candidate. Great ideas? Talent? Character? Integrity? Knowledge? Experience? Other? Use the comment box below. Keep it civil. No personal attacks, please. Here is the list of candidates in the order they are listed on the ballot if you need some help. Unopposed Barrington candidate, Sen. David Bates (District 32), is not listed: Barrington Town Council Barrington School Committee Legislative District 66 (Barrington-East Providence) Legislative District 67 (Barrington- Warren)
Six candidates -- three Democrats and three Republicans -- have set their sights on the Barrington Town Council. Why?
Six candidates – three Democrats and three Republicans -- are running for election or re-election to the Barrington Town Council. Patch asked them why? Here are their answers. Kate Weymouth Having lived in town for over 50 years, serving on the Town Council for the past 8, I believe I have demonstrated a dedication and commitment, unmatched by my opponents, to the residents of Barrington. I am running for reelection because I would not want to see an erosion of the progress we have made over the course of my Town Council experience. Shirley Applegate-Lockridge This is a crucial election year. We face challenges at all levels of government. These problems will not be easy to solve. Barrington is a well-run town and a great place to live, …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Do you need a voter ID? You can get one Friday morning in Riverside.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The RI Secretary of State's office will provide free photo IDs to voters who need one in order to comply with the state's new Voter ID law on Fri., Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Crescent Park Manor, 243 Crescent View Ave., in nearby Riverside. The event is open to the public. This will be the last chance to obtain the special Voter ID before Election Day. "The pervasive belief that identity theft occurs at the polls undermines the public's confidence in the integrity of our elections. An ID is required for opening a bank account or getting a library card. Doesn't the right to vote deserve at least as much protection," said Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis. Beginning this year, voters will be asked to show an ID when they vote at the…
Barrington's five candidates explain why they decided to run for election or re-election to the School Committee.
Five candidates are running for election or re-election to the Barrington School Committee. Patch asked them why? Here are their answers. Patrick Guida, School Committee Chairman I was first elected to the Barrington School Committee in 1996. At that point my relevant Barrington education related experience consisted of service, commencing in the late 80's, on District Strategic Planning Action Teams, three (3) years as Chair of the High School Improvement Team (1993-1996), and three (3) years as President of the Boosters Club (1993-1996). More importantly, I brought with me a passion for high quality and effective public education for all kids. The Rhode Island General Laws provide within Section16-2-9.1, being the Code of Basic …