Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District will hold a special primary on September 5th and a special election on November 7th to choose a successor for outgoing Congressman David Cicilline. The primary is expected to be the more important of the two dates, with the winner being strongly favored to win in November. Early voting will be available for both events, and there will be a period for candidates to declare their intention to run from June 29-30. The winner of the special election will serve in the House of Representatives for the remainder of Cicilline’s current term and be up for re-election in the fall of 2024. Numerous Democrats have launched their campaigns, including Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos, state Sen. Sandra Cano, and political newcomer Mickeda Barnes. The candidacy declaration period for potential runners will end on June 30.