Secretary of State Ralph Mollis is hosting a voter registration drive at the school April 5.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Take a look back at the action on Nov. 6 from inside Johnston Democratic headquarters.
The accompanying video shows the scene at Johnston Democratic headquarters on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, where the party swept all of the contested races, including the ones for mayor, General Assembly, and town council. Mayor Joseph Polisena, who won a fourth term, and Town Councilman-elect Anthony Verardo, who won his first, speak about reaching the end of the campaign season.
All of the town's General Assembly seats, town council posts, and mayor's office stayed in Democratic hands following Tuesday's vote.
Johnston remained a Democratic town, with the party winning all of the contested local seats during Tuesday's vote. Mayor Joseph Polisena secured a fourth term, incumbent Rep. Deb Fellela won a second term to the Rhode Island House Dist. 44 seat, and Council President Robert V. Russo celebrated a tenth election victory. In the races where no incumbents were running, Stephen Archambault won Johnston in the newly-expanded RI Senate Dist. 22, and Planning Board Chairman Anthony Verardo won in Town Council Ward 2. Mayor's Race: Polisena victorious In the second straight contest between incumbent Mayor Joseph Polisena and Republican challenger Peter Filippi III, Polisena nailed down a decisive win, gathering 9,424 votes to Filippi's 2,520, a …
Numbers from yesterday's vote in Johnston heads the list of 5 Things to Know Today for Nov. 7, 2012.
1. Results: Looking for how the election went in Johnston yesterday? Check out the results wrap-up here. 2. Celebration: After Hurricane Sandy forced a postponement, the North Central Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled its 30th Anniversary celebration wine tasting at Kirkbrae Country Club for Thursday night beginning at 5:30 pm. Visit the Chamber's website here for information and online registration. 3. Speak Your Mind: The political season may be over — but lots of people still have opinions on all sorts of topics. Do you? Start a blog on Patch and share yours. 4. Panther Playoffs: I'll have more on this later, but the Johnston High School Panthers football squad ended the season undefeated, and is set to host Central High School on …
Rhode Island voters favor Democrats in election.
It was a good night for Democrats Tuesday in Rhode Island. In Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District David Cicilline was able to win a second term against a tough race fought against Republican Brendan Doherty. The former head of the Rhode Island State Police strongly criticized Cicilline during the course of the campaign over his final leadership of the city of Providence when he was mayor for eight before heading to Washington two years ago. In the 2nd Congressional District James Langevin was able to win a seventh term over Republican Michael Riley. Riley reportedly lent his campaign more than $600,000. Langevin cited as accomplishments his work to maintain submarine production at Electric Boat and efforts to strengthen job training …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …
Updates on the 2012 federal and state elections will be posted here throughout the day. Connect with us on Twitter at #PatchElections.
Check back at your local Patch all day for live election updates. In the race for President of the United States, influential Rhode Island political insiders have weighed in regarding who has run the better "ground game" in Rhode Island leading up to the election during our latest Red Rhody/Blue Rhody political survey. According to our results, Democratic influencers felt Obama has run a better ground campaign by a wide margin while a majority of Republican influencers surveyed said the ground campaign up to this point has been even. In 2008, Rhode Island voted Democratic with 296,571 voters casting ballots for the Obama-Biden team. Republican John McCain and Sarah Palin earned 165,391 votes. According to the Rhode Island Secretary of …
Voters in Rhode Island on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 4 Electoral votes.
Barack Obama won Rhode Island’s 4 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. The Wall Street Journal along with the Associated Press has called the race in Rhode Island declaring Obama the winner. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Rhode Island. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in the state.
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Updates on the 2012 elections in Johnston will be posted here throughout the day.
This year's election in Johnston will decide several local races, including those for Mayor, town council Wards 2 and 4, and three Rhode Island General Assembly seats. Johnston voters will also have a choice to make on three local referenda items. That's a lot to keep track of — and JohnstonPatch will help you stay on top of it throughout the day as we check in at polling places and with candidates. Stay with JohnstonPatch all day as we update this article with news and information from the polls and live election results as they become available after polls close at 8 pm. UPDATE, 9:15 pm: See the final results below. UPDATE, 9 pm: Polisena announces term limits (Question 8) approved with 8,643 votes; Question 9, road bonds, passes …