Thursday, June 23, 2011

Rhode Island House Passes Bill to Move Presidential Primary to April

By a 71-1 vote on Thursday afternoon, the Rhode Island state House unanimously passed an amended version of HB 5653. The bill would move the Ocean state's presidential primary from the first Tuesday in March to the fourth Tuesday in April. This moves Rhode Island one step closer to a proposed regional primary that would include Connecticut, Delaware, New York and Pennsylvania.

The bill will now move on to the Rhode Island state Senate for consideration in the upper chamber.

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