Rhode Island Secretary of State

Employer / Organization

Rhode Island

Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Jun 25, 2022 - Jun 27, 2022


The Secretary of State for Rhode Island is an elected official for the state of Rhode Island. The secretary of state is the keeper of the Seal of the State of Rhode Island, and the office is the repository for official state documents. The salary for this position is $108,808/year.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Rhode Island Department of State Elections Division to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Make sure you are registered to vote. Obtain the candidate filing forms. 2) Complete the candidate filing forms including a declaration of candidacy and campaign finance forms. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the stipulated amount of signatures to the Rhode Island Department of State Elections Division. The filing period during which a candidate must file their declaration of candidacy occurs during the last consecutive Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in June. Federal position candidates file with the state and state position candidates file with their local board of canvassers. After declaring candidacy, a candidate must also submit nomination papers. Upon declaring candidacy with the appropriate filing officer, the filing officer will inform the candidate about the nomination paper timeline and the required amount of signatures needed for the office they are running for. Before submission to the Rhode Island Department of State Elections Division, the signatures must first be authenticated by the local board of canvassers in which the signatures were gathered. The Rhode Island Department of State Elections Division is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. The Rhode Island Department of State Elections Division can be reached at (401) 222-2340 and the Rhode Island How to Run for Office Guide can be found here: http://sos.ri.gov/assets/downloads/documents/RI-Run-for-Office-2016.pdf

Submit application to:
Rhode Island Secretary of State, 82 Smith St #217, Providence, RI, 02903, US