Candidates Must Be Allowed To Skip In-Person Signature-Gathering


(Providence, RI)--A federal judge is ruling that Rhode Island must allow alternate methods of signature requirements for state legislative candidates.Six candidates for state Senate, including incumbent Gayle Goldin, sued the RI Secretary of State, Board of Elections and the state's canvassing boards, arguing that collecting in-person signatures would put them at risk for coronavirus exposure.The ruling indicates for this year only, the candidates must be allowed to collect signatures electronically.


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