Rhode Island State House

On Tuesday, voters will be narrowing the field in spirited Newport City Council and state Representative races throughout Aquidneck Island.

Emergency voting results will be available on Wednesday. The Rhode Island Board of Elections expects mail ballot results to be available by Thursday, after all ballots placed in drop boxes are tabulated.

Update: 5 pm on September 10th – The Board of Elections has released the following unofficial final numbers.

Unofficial results: Updated September 10, 2020 05:02 PM3 of 3 precincts (100%) reporting for this raceShow ballot breakout

Representative in General Assembly District 71

CandidateBallot breakoutTotal votesPct
Michelle E. McGaw (DEM)Polling place: 462Mail ballots: 610Emergency ballots: 158123079.8%
John G. Edwards, V* (DEM)Polling place: 139Mail ballots: 139Emergency ballots: 3331120.2%
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Unofficial results: Updated September 10, 2020 05:02 PM2 of 2 precincts (100%) reporting for this raceShow ballot breakout

Representative in General Assembly District 72

CandidateBallot breakoutTotal votesPct
Terri-Denise Cortvriend* (DEM)Polling place: 359Mail ballots: 694Emergency ballots: 140119380.7%
Christopher T. Semonelli (DEM)Polling place: 111Mail ballots: 139Emergency ballots: 3528519.3%

Unofficial results: Updated September 10, 2020 05:02 PM2 of 2 precincts (100%) reporting for this raceShow ballot breakout

Representative in General Assembly District 74

CandidateBallot breakoutTotal votesPct
Deborah L. Ruggiero* (DEM)Polling place: 343Mail ballots: 1039Emergency ballots: 181156386.4%
Henry F. Lombardi, Jr. (DEM)Polling place: 127Mail ballots: 103Emergency ballots: 1524513.6%

Update: 1:30 pm on September 10th – The Board of Elections is currently tabulating remaining mail ballots and expects to be finished this afternoon. We will share the results here when we receive them.

Update: 9 am on September 10th – We’re expected a mail ballot update, new totals by end of day today.


Representative in General Assembly District 71

Unofficial results: Updated September 09, 2020 02:02 PM3 of 3 precincts (100%) reporting for this race

CandidateBallot breakoutTotal votesPct
Michelle E. McGaw (DEM)Polling place: 462Mail ballots: 0Emergency ballots: 15862078.3%
John G. Edwards, V* (DEM)Polling place: 139Mail ballots: 0Emergency ballots: 3317221.7%

Unofficial results: Updated September 09, 2020 01:08 PM 3 of 3 precincts (100%) reporting for this race. (in-person voting on Tuesday + early “emergency” in-person voting)

CandidateTotal votesPct
Michelle E. McGaw (DEM)62078.3%
John G. Edwards, V* (DEM)17221.7%

Unofficial results: Updated September 08, 2020 10:54 PM 3 of 3 precincts (100%) reporting for this race (just in-person voting on September 8th)

CandidateTotal votesPct
Michelle E. McGaw (DEM)46276.9%
John G. Edwards, V* (DEM)13923.1%

Representative in General Assembly District 72

Unofficial results: Updated September 09, 2020 02:02 PM2 of 2 precincts (100%) reporting for this race

CandidateBallot breakoutTotal votesPct
Terri-Denise Cortvriend* (DEM)Polling place: 359Mail ballots: 0Emergency ballots: 14049977.4%
Christopher T. Semonelli (DEM)Polling place: 111Mail ballots: 0Emergency ballots: 3514622.6%

Unofficial results: Updated September 09, 2020 01:08 PM2 of 2 precincts (100%) reporting for this race (in-person voting on Tuesday + early “emergency” in-person voting)

CandidateTotal votesPct
Terri-Denise Cortvriend* (DEM)49977.4%
Christopher T. Semonelli (DEM)14622.6%

Unofficial results: Updated September 08, 2020 08:30 PM2 of 2 precincts (100%) reporting for this race (just in-person voting on September 8th)

CandidateTotal votesPct
Terri-Denise Cortvriend* (DEM)35976.4%
Christopher T. Semonelli (DEM)11123.6%

Representative in General Assembly District 74

Unofficial results: Updated September 09, 2020 02:02 PM2 of 2 precincts (100%) reporting for this race

CandidateBallot breakoutTotal votesPct
Deborah L. Ruggiero* (DEM)Polling place: 343Mail ballots: 0Emergency ballots: 18152478.7%
Henry F. Lombardi, Jr. (DEM)Polling place: 127Mail ballots: 0Emergency ballots: 1514221.3%

Unofficial results: Updated September 09, 2020 01:08 PM2 of 2 precincts (100%) reporting for this race (in-person voting on Tuesday + early “emergency” in-person voting)

CandidateTotal votesPct
Deborah L. Ruggiero* (DEM)52478.7%
Henry F. Lombardi, Jr. (DEM)14221.3%

Unofficial results: Updated September 08, 2020 08:30 PM2 of 2 precincts (100%) reporting for this race (just in-person voting on September 8th)

CandidateTotal votesPct
Deborah L. Ruggiero* (DEM)34373.0%
Henry F. Lombardi, Jr. (DEM)12727.0%

Rhode Island Board of Elections released the following statement at 9:40 pm on Tuesday night;

Board of Elections expects to release primary results by category over the next several days

CRANSTON, RI: Primary results will be available at www.elections.ri.gov Results will be broken down into the following categories: Polling Place, Emergency Ballots, and Mail Ballots Results by category will be posted on our website over the next several days.

Polling Place These are ballots cast at the polling places on Sept. 8, encrypted, and securely transmitted from the polling place to the Board of Elections when the polls close. These results will be available on our website on Election Night.

Emergency Voting These are ballots cast at the Boards of Canvassers in City/Town Halls since the Emergency Voting period began on Aug. 19. These results will be transmitted by local Boards of Canvassers to the Board of Elections on the morning of Sept. 9 due to how our tabulation systems had to be securely configured to produce these results separately.

Mail Ballots While the Board expects to count most mail ballots by Sept. 8, ballots placed in authorized drop boxes at City/Town Halls or in polling places must still be tabulated. These ballots are sealed in envelopes and held in secure and sealed containers by the local Board of Canvassers and will be delivered to the Board of Elections by noon on Sept. 9. Once these ballots have been processed, mail ballot results will be posted to our website. We expect this to occur by Sept. 10, depending on the volume of ballots received in drop boxes.


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