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Primary Election Day in Rhode Island is Tuesday, September 11th. Some information you need to know to cast your ballot.
- Voter ID Information
- No eligible voter will be turned away at the polls. Voters who do not bring an acceptable ID to their polling place can vote using a standard Provisional Ballot. The ballot will be counted if the signature they give at their polling place matches the signature on their voter registration
- Voter ID will be phased in over two election cycles. In 2012 and 2013, voters can also use a variety of non-photo IDs including a Social Security or Medicare card. Beginning in 2014, only Photo IDs will be accepted at the polls
- Find your polling place – Due to redistricting, there is a high likelihood your polling place has changed.
- View a sample ballot
- Voting at the polls
Even though the candidates for President from the two major parties seems to be decided by now, there is still a Primary Election scheduled for tomorrow. Though Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have a virtual lock on their parties nominations, there are Delegates to the convention which need voting for tomorrow.
Due to expected low voter turn out, there will be fewer than normal polling places in the City of Providence. The city has a list of polling places [.pdf] (look for your Ward).
Update: Voters without ID will be allowed to fill out a provisional ballot, the signature on which will then be matched to their voter registration (sounds like a lot of work for elections officials).
Reminder, the Voter Registration deadline for the September Primary is this Saturday, August 14. Voter Registration information can be found on the Board of Elections website.
The site instructs you to mail your registration to the Board of Canvassers, at this late date though, we would suggest submitting your form in person. In Providence, bring it to City Hall. The Board of Canvassers is on the first floor, go in the Washington Street entrance, first door on the left. The office is open from 8:30am to 4:00pm.
If you are not sure if you are registered to vote, it doesn’t hurt to check, visit the Secretary of State’s website.
And as you’re deciding who to vote for, check out our Mayoral Candidate Surveys:
Go Mobile – Uncaucus.org works on your mobile phone
One of the things we’re dedicated to at the Uncaucus is making sure technology makes it easier for you to participate, rather than harder. Today we launched a mobile phone version of the Uncaucus.org site, that will display properly in any phone with a web browser, no matter how small the screen. On your phone, just go to Uncaucus.org, and you’ll automatically see the mobile website. The site even has some extra goodies like letting you click-to-call our Candidate QuestionLine right from your phone!
Thanks to MoFuse for making mobile websites so easy.
Uncaucus QuestionLine is Now Open — 401.484.8461 — Phone and Text Message Us
The Uncaucus has opened a new phone line dedicated to collecting citizen comments and questions on the Providence Mayoral election. All messages will be translated into text and posted on the Uncaucus site. We will forward questions to the candidates and offer them the opportunity to respond. You can also send a text message to 401.484.8461. Hope to hear from you soon.
And we are still seeking questions for candidate surveys. Mayor, Governor, City Council, maybe District 1 and the open Providence Assembly seats. Visit this post and submit your questions.