PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The polls are now closed in Rhode Island and the results are being tabulated in the state’s special primary elections.

Voters in Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District went to the polls to choose which Democratic and Republican candidates will square off in November in the race to fill the seat vacated earlier this year by former Congressman David Cicilline.

Gabe Amo has won the Democratic primary, 12 News projects, while Gerry Leonard is the GOP nominee.

According to the secretary of state’s website, more than 11,000 voters cast their ballots through the mail or during early voting.

As of 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, more than 40,000 Rhode Islanders had voted in total, or about 10.8% of registered voters.

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Twelve Democrats and two Republicans were on the respective ballots in the congressional race. However, Don Carlson suspended his campaign late last month.

While that's the most prominent race, voters in Providence's District 1 are selecting a new state senator and Foster is holding a special election for an open town council seat.

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12 News Political Analyst Joe Fleming said it's hard to predict voter turnout, but he believes it will be relatively low, saying those who do vote will have a big impact on the outcome.

"It's not going to take a lot of votes to win this election," he explained. "In this Democratic primary, you possibly could win this with 10,000 votes, if the votes are all divided. There are four or five considered top-tier candidates and it depends on how the votes break down with them."

The Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department will be monitoring the election to make sure federal voting rights laws are being followed under the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

The polls in Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence and Woonsocket are being monitored.