TITLE 17
Elections

CHAPTER 17-14
Nomination of Party and Independent Candidates

SECTION 17-14-7


   § 17-14-7  Number of signers required for nomination papers. – (a) United States senator or governor. The nomination papers of a candidate for the party nomination or an independent candidate for presidential elector, United States senator, or governor shall be signed, in the aggregate, by at least one thousand (1,000) voters.

   (b) Representative in Congress. The nomination papers of a candidate for the party nomination or an independent candidate for representative in congress shall be signed, in the aggregate, by at least five hundred (500) voters.

   (c) General state offices. The nomination papers of a candidate for the party nomination or an independent candidate for any of the general offices of the state, excluding governor, shall be signed, in the aggregate, by at least five hundred (500) voters.

   (d) State senator. The nomination papers of a candidate for a party nomination or independent candidate for senator in any senatorial district shall be signed, in the aggregate, by at least one hundred (100) voters of the senatorial district.

   (e) State representative. The nomination papers of a candidate for party nomination or an independent candidate for a member of the house of representatives from any representative district shall be signed, in the aggregate, by at least fifty (50) voters of the representative district.

   (f) City offices. The nomination papers of a candidate for party nomination or an independent candidate for any local office to be filled by the voters of any city at large shall be signed, in the aggregate, by at least two hundred (200) voters of the city, provided that the city of Newport, for at-large candidates or candidates for school committee, at least one hundred (100) signatures shall be required; provided, further that in the city of Providence, at least five hundred (500) signatures shall be required.

   (g) Voting district moderator or clerk. The nomination papers for a candidate for voting district moderator or clerk in any town shall be signed, in the aggregate, by at least ten (10) voters of the voting district.

   (h) Other offices. The nomination papers of a candidate for party nomination for other offices covered by § 17-15-7, or for the election of delegates or for unendorsed party committee candidates, shall be signed, in the aggregate, by fifty (50) voters.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1947, ch. 1886, § 9; P.L. 1948, ch. 2100, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 17-14-7; P.L. 1958, ch. 18, § 1; P.L. 1966, ch. 116, § 10; P.L. 1982, ch. 160, § 1; P.L. 1987, ch. 389, § 8; P.L. 1988, ch. 435, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 149, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 238, § 1.)