Primary - There are three Democratic primary races being decided from 7 a.m. till 8 p.m.:
- House Dist. 49 (Rep. Lisa Baldelli Hunt, Michael A. Morin, Stuart Gitlow)
- House Dist. 50 (Rep. Jon Brien vs. Stephen Casey)
- Senate Dist. 24(Sen. Marc A. Cote vs. Lewis J. Pryeor)
The Dist. 50 and Dist. 24 primary winners will run unopposed in November. The Dist. 49 winner will run against Independent candidate Michael E. Moniz for the seat Nov. 6.
Farmer's market - The Woonsocket Farmers Market is open every Tuesday from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. at . Swing by and check out the fresh food and items for sale. For more details about the market visit: Woonsocket Farmers Market.
Perfect voting weather - There's no excuse not to get out to the polls today with clear, sunny skies and a perfect 70 degrees forecast. Cast your vote, and catch lunch outside.
Remember - President Barack Obama has proclaimed Sept. 11, 2012, as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. The President has also ordered the flag of the United States to be flown at half-staff on this day, in honor of the individuals who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Accordingly, Governor Lincoln Chafee has ordered U.S. and Rhode Island flags on public buildings across the state to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset.
Register to vote - Oct. 7 is the deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 6 election, and Oct. 16 is the deadline to request a mail-in ballot. The deadline to register to vote in the Sept. 11 primary has passed, but if you were already registered, you're OK. If you're an unaffiliated voter, you can vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary - just ask the poll worker to to dis-affiliate you on the way out after to return to independent status. This election season voters will also be required to show a voter ID.