Remember: regardless of which primary you vote in this September, you can still vote for your favorite candidate from either party in the general election in November!
EARLY VOTING IS UNDERWAY: Get Out and Vote!
It is your patriotic duty to vote. So why not be strategic about it?
This fall, you can utilize the full legal power of your right to cast ballots in both the primary and general election.
David Cicilline has resigned his seat from the United State House of Representatives and a special election will be held this fall for voters to select his replacement for RI’s first congressional district (RI CD-1). The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, with early primary voting beginning August 16 … and the General Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
Moderates and conservatives believe that Ocean Staters should have a different kind of Congressman in Washington, DC, as compared with the radical-left Representatives of recent decades who share virtually none of our values.
Rhode Islanders deserve representation in Congress from someone with a common-sense and real-world approach, who will strengthen our pursuit of prosperity, and who respects our heritage and core cultural values.
There are over a dozen qualified Democrats for this seat in this overwhelmingly blue district; most are woke-left extremists; yet, there are a few sensible moderate-conservative candidates. Also, there will be a Republican primary among two qualifying candidates.
Given the district’s voting history, it is a near certainty that the Democrat primary winner will win this seat. This is why your “strategic” vote could be so important.
Conservatives Should Consider Voting in the CD-1 Democrat Primary
Liberals successfully used a mass cross-over strategy in 2006 to ensure that the left-leaning US Senate incumbent, Lincoln Chafee, defeated his conservative Republican primary opponent, former Cranston Mayor, Steve Laffey. 2023 is the year that conservatives should fight fire with fire.
And, this is very winnable proposition. With so many candidates splitting the Democrat primary vote, just a few thousand ballots could determine the eventual winner, with only 30,000 or so total primary votes expected.
This “math” means that eligible conservative voters, who would not ordinarily consider voting in a Democrat primary, if they CROSS-OVER and vote in that primary … could swing the election in favor of a moderate. This would help avoid sending yet another extreme progressive liberal to represent our state in Congress.
But in order to be eligible to cast a ballot in the Democrat primary, District-1 voters must be registered as either “Democrat” or “Unaffiliated”. To vote in the Republican primary, you must be registered as “Republican” or “Unaffiliated”.
Before primary voting ends on September 5, we encourage District-1 residents to check your official voter registration status by following Voter Affiliation Guide on this page:
- Determine if you’re an eligible voter in RI’s 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (CD-1)
- Confirm that you are registered to vote.
- Check your party affiliation status; if “Democrat” or “Unaffiliated” -… you’re all set to vote in the September 5 Democrat primary. If you’re registered as “Republican” or “Unaffiliated” you’re all set to vote in the Republican primary.
For instructions on how to check your voter status you can stop by your local town canvassing office, or you can do so online by following the simple instructions in this step-by-step online “Voter Affiliation Guide” (click here) .
IMPORTANT NOTES: If you disaffiliated as a Republican or a Democrat, after you cast your ballot in the September primary, you can immediately change your party affiliation at your voting precinct back to where it was. Also, regardless, you can vote for your favorite candidate from either party in the General Election in November.
If you are an eligible Rhode Island Congressional District-1 voter, our Center asks you to strongly consider voting in the Democrat primary and cast a ballot for a candidate who shares at least some of your values.
Our Center cannot advise you as to which candidate to support, but with a little personal due diligence, we trust you will make a well-informed decision after disaffiliation. Click here for candidate rankings from one of our coalition partners.