PROVIDENCE — More than 3,400 people are running for office in Rhode Island this year.
Approximately 2,245 of the candidates are registered as Democrats while 811 are Republicans. More than 150 candidates say they are independents. Some 217 candidates are seeking nonpartisan local positions.
Of the 3,428 total candidates, seven were rejected and 12 withdrew their candidacy by July 1, the deadline by which candidates could declare a run for any office in Rhode Island.
Candidates now have until July 15 to collect signatures and submit their nomination papers to qualify to have their names on the ballot for the Sept. 13 primary or the Nov. 8 general election.
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