Newport, RI – Registered voters headed to the polls today in Newport to vote on local and statewide races.

Early numbers aren’t available for how many of the 15,407 registered voters in Newport voted today. There are 781,960 registered voters in Rhode Island as of August 31, according to the Secretary of State. Approximately 145,000 (18%) of those registered voters voted in today’s Statewide Primary.

Here’s how the votes landed in Newport, according to the Secretary of State’s website.

The results posted are preliminary and subject to certification by the Board of Elections. Please note that write-in ballot results are not included in the totals that appear. Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea told us on What’sUpNewp Radio earlier today that as of 6 pm on Tuesday evening, 5,076 mail ballots had been returned out of 6,265 requested statewide, and 3,327 emergency ballots had been cast statewide.

Votes by municipality: Newport

Unofficial results: Updated September 12, 2018 10:42 PM
9 of 9 precincts reporting (100%)

Senator in Congress (View votes statewide)

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Sheldon Whitehouse* (DEM)
  • Polling place: 2066
  • Mail ballots: 147
2213 88.7%
Patricia J. Fontes (DEM)
  • Polling place: 260
  • Mail ballots: 22
282 11.3%

Representative in Congress District 1 (View votes statewide)

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
David N. Cicilline* (DEM)
  • Polling place: 1998
  • Mail ballots: 146
2144 87.5%
Christopher Young (DEM)
  • Polling place: 291
  • Mail ballots: 15
306 12.5%

Governor (View votes statewide)

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Gina M. Raimondo* (DEM)
  • Polling place: 1636
  • Mail ballots: 123
1759 70.0%
Matthew A. Brown (DEM)
  • Polling place: 590
  • Mail ballots: 35
625 24.9%
Spencer E. Dickinson (DEM)
  • Polling place: 117
  • Mail ballots: 11
128 5.1%

Lieutenant Governor (View votes statewide)

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Daniel J. McKee* (DEM)
  • Polling place: 1109
  • Mail ballots: 93
1202 50.7%
J. Aaron Regunberg (DEM)
  • Polling place: 1106
  • Mail ballots: 61
1167 49.3%

Secretary of State (View votes statewide)

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Nellie M. Gorbea* (DEM)
  • Polling place: 1931
  • Mail ballots: 144
2075 100.0%

Attorney General (View votes statewide)

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Peter F. Neronha* (DEM)
  • Polling place: 1883
  • Mail ballots: 145
2028 100.0%

General Treasurer (View votes statewide)

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Seth Magaziner* (DEM)
  • Polling place: 1935
  • Mail ballots: 148
2083 100.0%

Senator in General Assembly District 12 (View votes statewide)

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Louis P. DiPalma* (DEM)
  • Polling place: 197
  • Mail ballots: 12
209 100.0%

Senator in General Assembly District 13 (View votes statewide)

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Dawn M. Euer* (DEM)
  • Polling place: 1756
  • Mail ballots: 134
1890 100.0%

Representative in General Assembly District 73 (View votes statewide)

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Marvin L. Abney* (DEM)
  • Polling place: 740
  • Mail ballots: 44
784 100.0%

Representative in General Assembly District 75

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Lauren H. Carson* (DEM)
  • Polling place: 1179
  • Mail ballots: 94
1273 100.0%

State Committeewoman District 73 (View votes statewide)

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Barbara L. Coleman* (DEM)
  • Polling place: 474
  • Mail ballots: 28
502 63.1%
Catherine Hillery (DEM)
  • Polling place: 281
  • Mail ballots: 12
293 36.9%

State Committeewoman District 75

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Lauren H. Carson* (DEM)
  • Polling place: 1098
  • Mail ballots: 80
1178 85.0%
Hilary G. Stookey (DEM)
  • Polling place: 190
  • Mail ballots: 18
208 15.0%

Senator in Congress (View votes statewide)

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Robert G. Flanders, Jr.* (REP)
  • Polling place: 372
  • Mail ballots: 16
388 87.8%
Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente (REP)
  • Polling place: 51
  • Mail ballots: 3
54 12.2%

Representative in Congress District 1 (View votes statewide)

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Patrick J. Donovan (REP)
  • Polling place: 324
  • Mail ballots: 19
343 84.5%
Frederick Wysocki (REP)
  • Polling place: 62
  • Mail ballots: 1
63 15.5%

Governor (View votes statewide)

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Allan W. Fung* (REP)
  • Polling place: 217
  • Mail ballots: 15
232 48.4%
Patricia L. Morgan (REP)
  • Polling place: 204
  • Mail ballots: 6
210 43.8%
Giovanni Feroce (REP)
  • Polling place: 37
  • Mail ballots: 0
37 7.7%

Lieutenant Governor (View votes statewide)

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Paul E. Pence (REP)
  • Polling place: 368
  • Mail ballots: 18
386 100.0%

Secretary of State (View votes statewide)

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Pat V. Cortellessa* (REP)
  • Polling place: 368
  • Mail ballots: 18
386 100.0%

General Treasurer (View votes statewide)

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Michael G. Riley* (REP)
  • Polling place: 380
  • Mail ballots: 18
398 100.0%

Senator in General Assembly District 12 (View votes statewide)

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Amy E. Veri* (REP)
  • Polling place: 37
  • Mail ballots: 1
38 100.0%

Senator in General Assembly District 13 (View votes statewide)

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Matthew Paul Perry* (REP)
  • Polling place: 334
  • Mail ballots: 17
351 100.0%

Representative in General Assembly District 73 (View votes statewide)

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
David A. Quiroa* (REP)
  • Polling place: 119
  • Mail ballots: 5
124 100.0%

Non-Partisan Council Ward 2 Newport

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Lynn Underwood Ceglie
  • Polling place: 621
  • Mail ballots: 36
657 55.5%
Valerie A. Larkin
  • Polling place: 294
  • Mail ballots: 25
319 27.0%
Liam P. Barry
  • Polling place: 193
  • Mail ballots: 14
207 17.5%

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