Rhode Island Senate election dates and Voting Live

Presidential election 2020, US

Rhode Island Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
Rhode Island Senate election Dates 2020
Rhode Island Senate election​ Date: September 8, 2020​ 

Four-term incumbent Democrat Jack Reed was easily re-elected in 2014. Reed is seeking a fifth term.


Rhode Island Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

Rhode Island ratified the United States Constitution on May 29, 1790 and elects its U.S. senators to Class 1 and Class 2. The state's current U.S. senators are Democrats Jack Reed (since 1997) and Sheldon Whitehouse (since 2007).


The Electoral system of Rhode Island

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·  In Rhode Island, state representatives and state senators are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

·  State executives (e.g., governor, secretary of state, etc.) are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests. The same is true for United States Senators and United States Representatives.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in Rhode Island: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.

Rhode Island Senate election Party and candidate 

  • Jack Reed (Democratic)
  • Allen Waters (Republican)

Rhode Island Elections Results

#To Be Announced


Past Rhode Island Elections Results 

United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 2018

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Democratic

Sheldon Whitehouse (incumbent)

231,477

61.45%

-3.36%

 

Republican

Robert Flanders

144,421

38.33%

+3.36%

 

Write-in

840

0.22%

N/A

Total votes

376,738

100%

N/A