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Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th, 2012


The Secretary of State’s website seems to be very slow, or not working at all right now. If you need to find your polling place, both Google and Facebook have tools to help you find it. I just checked my own, Google showed the correct location, however the Facebook tool returned an error for me.
Reminder: Polls close at 8pm in Rhode Island tonight, not 9pm.

Well, it is all over Tuesday, Hopefully

Here’s some information you’ll need to help you vote tomorrow. Importantly, check your polling place as on account of redistricting, it may have moved.

Remember, even if you don’t have a Voter ID you can request a provisional ballot.

Primary Election Day, April 24

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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).

The Secretary of State’s office has information about tomorrow’s election including sample ballots and polling place information. Remember, you will need an ID to vote tomorrow.

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).


Just pop in to get your voter ID


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Rhode Island’s voter ID law goes into effect this year, and there’s good news, if you don’t have an ID, just pop on over to the Secretary of State’s office to get one.

The Valley Breeze says:

According to Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis, voters will be allowed to use both photo IDs and non-photo IDs this year and next, but starting in 2014, only photo IDs will be accepted.

Visit the Secretary of State’s office at 148 West River St. in Providence, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, to obtain a new ID.

So that’s all well and good if you have a car… Oh, if you have a car you have a licence and don’t need an ID. What if you don’t have a car and live in say, West Warwick?

If you want to be at the Secretary of State’s Office by 8:30am to get your ID, you have to leave West Warwick at 7:00am, ride the 13 bus to Kennedy Plaza, switch to a North Main Street or Charles Street bus at Kennedy Plaza, and then walk a half mile from North Main Street or a third of a mile from Charles Street to the Office on West River Street. That is an hour and a half one way trip. Then, you have to get your ID, however long that takes, and spend an hour and a half going back. This all assumes you’re able to get time away from your job between 8:30am and 4:30pm weekdays.

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