The secretary of state’s office will hold a lottery Friday to determine the ballot placement of names for a special primary election in Woonsocket. Four candidates are competing in the January 21st primary for the state rep seat formerly held by state Rep Lisa Baldelli-Hunt.
Baldelli-Hunt resigned her state rep seat after winning election as mayor of Woonsocket last month. The primary election could decide who succeeds Baldelli-Hunt, since the four candidates are all Democrats.
The secretary of state’s office will use the lottery during an afternoon drawing to determine the order of the candidates’ names on the ballot.
The general election to fill the Woonsocket state rep seat is slated for February 25.