RI primaries tomorrow

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Sunny skies and pleasant temperatures are expected Tuesday, which eliminates lousy weather as a reason to keep voters from the polls.

The four-way Democratic race in the 1st Congressional District is one marquee battle. Voters will also choose the Republican gubernatorial candidate for November, and the Democratic candidates for attorney general, lieutenant governor, and mayor of Providence.

Secretary of State spokesman Chris Barnett says about 20 percent of Rhode Island's registered voters are expected to participate.

"We don't see why this year would be any different than previous years when there were statewide primaries for general offices, and that might mean 140,000 votes cast," Barnett says.

Voters can cast their ballot at 450 polling places around the state. Polls close tomorrow night at 9 p.m.