Saturday, October 6, 2018

Expect to be out of town on Election Day, Tuesday November 6?

For those who may not make it to polls on Election Day: you have until Tuesday, October 16 at 4 pm to get your mail ballot submitted.

Whether you are away at college or on an unexpected business trip, or even if you expect you might get stuck at the office, you may vote by mail.

Get the process started by downloading a mail ballot application from the Secretary of State's website. 
Fill out the application and return it to your at the board of canvassers' office at 4540 South County Trail. (401-364-1200)

Mail ballot applications must be received by 4 p.m. on October 16.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

2018 Midterm Election Results

Here are the Democrats heading to the general election in November.

We list state and local percentages as well as the official Charlestown vote count (in parentheses).

  • Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senator: 76.8% statewide; 80.6% (678) Charlestown 
  • Jim Langevin, Representative in Congress: (Uncontested) 100% statewide; (735) Charlestown
  • Gina Raimondo, Governor:  57.2% statewide; 61.8% (522) Charlestown
  • Dan McKee, Lieutenant Governor:  51.1% statewide; 44.9% (364)  Charlestown (Charlestown chose Regunberg by 55.1% or 447 votes)
  • Nellie Gorbea, Secretary of State: (Uncontested) 100% statewide; (704)
  • Peter Neronha, Attorney General (Uncontested) 100% statewide; (677)
  • Robert G. Flanders, Jr., Senator in Congress: 87.7% statewide; (281) Charlestown
  • Seth Magaziner, General Treasurer: (Uncontested) 100% statewide; (699)
  • Jennifer Douglas, Senator in General Assembly, Dist. 34: (Uncontested) 100 (339) (Charlestown only)

See the full 2018 election results at

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Statewide primary election: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Why should I vote on September 12?
Your vote counts most during midterm elections, when voter turnout is low.
Where do I vote? 
There are four polling places in Charlestown. This link will show you where. 

How do I know which voting precinct I'm in?
There are four precincts: 501 through 504. Check the map to find yours.

I have not registered to vote yet. How do I do that? 
You may register to vote at Town Hall. Here is the voter-registration form.

I'm registered Independent (or unaffiliated). Can I vote in the primary?
Yes, on either the Democrat or Republican ticket.

Who is running and for what office? 
For this election, it's federal and state offices only; there is no local Charlestown election.

State Offices

Highlighted candidates are endorsed by the Charlestown Democratic Committee.

Democrats running for Governor:
Matthew A. Brown 
Spencer E. Dickinson
Gina M. Raimondo

Republicans running for Governor:
Giovanni Feroce
Allan W. Fung
Patricia L. Morgan

Democrats running for Lieutenant Governor:
Dan McKee
J. Aaron Regunberg  

Republicans running for Lieutenant Governor:
Democrats running for Secretary of State:
Nellie Gorbea 

Democrats running for Attorney General:
Peter Neronha 

Democrats running for General Treasurer: 
Seth Magaziner

Democrats running for State Senator, District 34 (Charlestown, Richmond, Exeter, Hopkinton, West Greenwich):
Jennifer Douglas

Federal Offices

Democrats running for United States Senate: 
Patricia Fontes
Sheldon Whitehouse

Republicans running for United States Senate:
Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente
Robert G. Flanders, Jr. 

Democrats running for United States House of Representatives: 
Jim Langevin  

For all voting information, visit the Secretary of State's website.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Charlestown Democrats endorse candidates for Democratic primary and general election

The Charlestown Democratic Town Committee (CDTC) has announced its endorsed candidates for the 2018 Democratic Primary and General Election. Newly reelected Chair Catherine Collette stated, "Charlestown's Democrats are very proud to have an outstanding group of men and women to support. We have met with these candidates, and in some cases their primary opponents, and believe that the following will best represent our Town and our State in the coming years.”

For US Senator: incumbent Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

For Congress, Second District: incumbent Rep. Jim Langevin

For Governor in the September 12 Democratic Primary: Matthew Brown

For Lieutenant Governor in the Primary: State Rep. Aaron Regunberg

For Secretary of State: incumbent Nellie Gorbea

For Attorney General: Peter Neronha

For General Treasurer: incumbent Seth Magaziner

For State Senator, District 34: Jennifer Douglas

Collette continued, "We are very proud to represent and support the values that the Democratic Party stands for: economic opportunity, affordable college education, universal health care, affordable housing, civil and women's rights, and protecting our fragile and precious environment. The Charlestown Democratic Town Committee endorses these Democratic candidates and stresses that, given the chaos of the present Federal Administration, it is crucial that we take the time to vote, and take a stand in the upcoming election."

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Charlestown Democratic Committee Mourns the Passing of Robert Malin

The Charlestown Democratic Committee mourns the passing of Robert Malin, who passed away at age 65 on June 16. He was a friend and colleague who ran for Charlestown Town Council in 2016. His energy, intelligence and devotion to Charlestown will be very much missed.