Rhode Island had third-highest percentage of uncontested legislative races in 2018
In some states, one political party dominates even without a lift from gerrymandering. The most extreme examples are Massachusetts, Hawaii and Rhode Island, all of which have legislatures controlled by Democrats.
Campaign Finance Advocates Renew Push To Make Rhode Island Elections More Competitive
A newly introduced bill in the General Assembly aims to make legislative and statewide elections in Rhode Island more competitive by giving under-funded candidates financial help against deeper-pocketed rivals.
Committee Begins Work To Ensure Accurate 2020 Census Count
State leaders are worried Rhode Island will be undercounted in the 2020 Census. A group of volunteers, including elected officials, policy makers, activists, and members of the private sector are trying to change that.